On Sunday, October 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Las Vegas strip killing 58 people and injuring 527 people before turning his firearm on himself, ending his rampage, but signaling the beginning of the fall-out that has followed.
The media, obliged to report the news unbiasedly, instead capitalized on a turn of phrase that has been burnt into the minds of Americans, effectively limiting the conversation from protecting Americans from mass acts of violence to a single idea – that more gun control is needed. That phrase, “This was the worst mass shooting in modern American history”, does not draw suspicion, because it smacks as being factually correct, but it forgoes solving the real problem, instead pushing a political agenda. There is a word for that – rhetoric. | Keep Reading at NH Political Buzz