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September 16, 2013

CNN: Why, There's Never Been A Mass Shooting on a Military Base Before!

The first draft of history. And when I say "first draft," I mean the one you do an hour before class when you're still half drunk from the night before.

AllahPundit writes more about this.

I don't know what to say about this, except that it's an example of Cocooning. People now choose what sorts of media inputs they will permit in their lives... and this applies to the media probably most of all.

One can get by in the media on a steady diet of Rachel Maddow, Huffington Post, Gawker, and Obama Speech iPods. Oh, one will miss the occasional Local Crime Story, but as one's coworkers are also missing that Local Crime Story, there's no one around to embarrass you for your ignorance.

Nidal Hassan was an Unhelpful Narrative for the left, and so it's simply not a Narrative at all. It is instead, deliberately, an incoherent mix of a few scattered facts with no story to unite them into the whole. The media began trying to forget Hassan from moments after his rampage ended -- the moment they realized he wasn't a Tea Partier, and therefore that his mass murder was a Local Crime Story -- and they've now succeeded in forgetting.


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