Monday, May 20, 2002


Instapundit and others like him (you know, gun nuts) often complain that the media, particularly the national media, rarely report when gun owners successfully defend themselves against criminal attacks.

I'll accept the reality that the national media never picks up the stories, but I have a question about the local media, which many claim also underreports these events:

Has anyone ever asked them why? My theory has always been that some of the reason that these stories are underreported is that the police lean on the press a bit. There are a couple of reasons they might do this, but I have no idea if they do. How about someone ask..I'm quite happy to be wrong about this. No real horse in this one.