Dateline: Orlando Was Due to ‘Our Long History’ of Guns; Shootings Are ‘Undeniable Part of American Life’


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<p>As if the media&rsquo;s behavior concerning a motive of Sunday&rsquo;s Orlando terror attack hadn&rsquo;t already sunk towards the bottom, NBC&rsquo;s <em>Dateline</em> vastly accelerated the spin not toward radical Islamists but gun control with correspondent Josh Mankiewicz lecturing the American people that Islam almost never related to mass shootings but<strong> &ldquo;our long history&rdquo;</strong> of people dying are instead.&nbsp;</p>

<p><strong>&ldquo;Today with this deadliest shooting in U.S. history, Orlando joins a sad list, places whose very names evoke the horror of mass murder. Columbine, Newtown, Aurora, San Bernadrino. What does this history reveal about the killers, what does it reveal about us,&rdquo;</strong> anchor Lester Holt opined in his lead-in to Mankiewicz.</p>

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