Why national media ignore San Antonio theater shooting
On Sunday December 16, two days after the horrible shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Jesus Manuel Garcia, 19 years old, went to the China Garden restaurant in San Antonio, Texas to kill his exgirlfriend.
The man started shooting in the restaurant and most of the patrons fled across a mall to the Mayan Palace 14 theater. Garcia chased them and continued shooting. It was like the Aurora Colorado theater shooting, with one big exception – an off duty armed police officer who was working at the theater.
Now aren’t you wondering why this wasn’t a lead story in the national media along with the school shooting? Here’s why – the off-duty officer, Lisa Castellano, pulled out her gun and shot the man 4 times before he had a chance to kill anyone.
Also, since this story supports the point that the NRA is trying to make, that the best course of action to stop a bad person with a gun is a good person with a gun, the national media treats it like it never happened.
If the media were honestly looking for solutions to gun violence, they should have jumped on the San Antonio to show the difference a good person with a gun can make. But they didn’t, apparently because it does not fit the narrative that the mainstream media promote — that is, that guns cause violence rather than prevent it.
Though they gave the Aurora theater shooting mega-publicity and spun it in a way that meshed with their anti-gun agenda, the major media almost completely ignored another Aurora shooting that occurred last April.
In the little-reported shooting, 29-year-old Kiarron Parker, after killing his first victim outside an Aurora church, immediately encountered armed resistance from a churchgoer who killed him before he could take any more innocent lives.
Only the local media covered both stories.
San Antonio is giving Lisa Castellano and other first responders a medal next week.
Just thought you’d like to know.