Why aren’t more outlets talking about the failed attempt on Donald Trump’s life? It’s a question our friends at Hot Air, and U.S. citizens with even a shred of common sense, want answered:
A man named Michael Steven Sandford had been planning to assassinate Trump for more than a year, and while it wasn’t the most brilliant of plans one might imagine (thankfully), he did obtain some weapons training before attempting to seize the service weapon of a local law enforcement officer to shoot Mr. Trump.
One might imagine that this was big news, but even the most rudimentary details of the attempt were missing from the few news hits which bothered to cover it. As John accurately included in his report, the press was telling us that he was, “a UK citizen who has been in the United States for about 18 months. He lived in Hoboken, NJ and then drove cross country to southern California. He drove from there to Las Vegas last Thursday with the intention of killing Trump.”
For most of the outlets covering it, that was about it. Politico last night wasn’t offering much more. In fact, you had to go through a number of sources before you finally learned, among other things, that he was in the country illegally.
Can you imagine the coverage we’d be seeing if someone had attempted to shoot Hillary Clinton? The same could be said if it had happened with Barack Obama in the summer of 2008.
Questions would be debated on air for weeks on end about the evil lurking in the hearts of men and why someone would be so desperate to prevent the election of the first black or female president. But when someone plots for more than a year to kill Trump, travels across the country to find an opportunity, and then launches his attempt… It creates barely a ripple in the media pond.
And what of the fact that Sandford is an illegal alien? When other illegals commit (or seriously attempt) high profile crimes, it at least creates something of a stir and renews the discussion about border control and immigration policy. Why is Sandford so uninteresting? Is it because he’s white and from England rather than coming across our southern border from Mexico or Central America? His presence in the country is just as illegal as any drug cartel member here on a mission from El Chapo.
Or is it simply the fact that most of the political media assumes that people wanting to kill Trump fits so well into their own world view that this is just a dog bites man story?
So what do you think? Is the story genuinely uninteresting and not worth addressing? Or is it that the media doesn’t want to give Trump a shred of sympathy and risk humanizing him? Leave a comment and let us know.
Source: Hot Air