Minutes After Deadly Texas School Shooting, CNN Gets BUSTED Spreading Fake News

In the immediate aftermath of the deadly shooting at the Santa Fe High School in Texas, CNN immediately got busted spreading fake news.

On Friday, at least eight people were killed and many more were injured. Two suspects are in custody and police reportedly believe there could be others at large.

As noted by The Daily Wire’s Ben Shaprio, CNN and several of top network personalities claimed the tragedy marked the 22 second school shooting of the year, which is simply not true.

CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto and political correspondent Sara Murray also tweeted that the deadly shooting in Texas on Friday brought the total number of U.S. school shootings to 22 this year.

How did they come up with this number? CNN said it used the following parameters for their count:

  • A shooting that involved at least one person being shot (not including the shooter)
  • A shooting that occurred on school grounds
  • We included grades K through college/university level
  • We included gang violence, fights and domestic violence
  • We included accidental discharge of a firearm as long as the first two parameters are met

So, in other words, they lumped together domestic disputes, accidental firearm discharges, and events that have nothing to do with an actual shooter at a school.

Using CNN’s logic, a gang member shooting another gang member on school property would be classified as a school shooting, which has no similarities to the one that occurred in Texas or in Parkland, Florida earlier this year.

As detailed in Shapiro’s piece, CNN is lumping together arbitrary categories to push their gun-control agenda and inflate the figures.

A murder that occurs in a parking lot or involving non-students cannot and should not be included in the same figure as an actual school shooting.

That doesn’t mean those incidents aren’t worth reporting or addressing, because they are equally as important.

It means that CNN is padding the stats to claim there has been far more school shootings this year.

Shapiro notes that if we remove CNN’s parameters and filters, there’s been around seven school shootings this year. Which, again, is a big deal.

CNN’s blatant misreporting again shows they have an agenda, and they won’t let facts get in the way of their anti-gun narrative.

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