ALL THE NARRATIVE THAT’S FIT TO PRINT – A 30-year old man stabs nine people, including refugees, some critically, in Boise, Idaho. Check how the media handles the story with this nice, heavily sourced PJ Media timeline.
And no, the attacker doesn’t turn out to be a white Trump fan, but by that stage the media has lost all interest.
Media claims that overheated rhetoric is having a corrosive effect on our political and social discourse may be true, but the media seems to be reluctant to admit, let alone correct, their own fearmongering and how it is contributing to the problem. This is especially true as the facts in many of these cases don’t match the initial media narrative.
One might argue that the low public opinion of the media is more due in part to these missteps and the media’s own behavior than anything the president says or tweets.