NBC’s Holt, Smith Frame Orlando as Issue of Gun Control, Not Islamic Terrorism

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<p>Closing out a special edition<em> NBC Nightly News</em> on Sunday night, weekday anchor Lester Holt and correspondent Harry Smith irresponsibly framed the Orlando terror attack on a gay nightclub as being an issue of gun control and mass shootings instead of one concerning the ideology of radical Islamists and anyone who wavers from it.&nbsp;</p>

<p>Holt set the tone minutes earlier by teasing Smith&rsquo;s commentary by lamenting:<strong> &ldquo;When we come back, our final thoughts and the look back at this horrifying trend in the United States.&rdquo;</strong></p>

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