BIAS BY OMISSION: Media headlines seem to be leaving out some context about armed St. Louis couple guarding their home as ‘peaceful protesters’ were ‘passing by.’

via twitchy

Yesterday a video was widely circulated showing a man and woman with guns guarding their home as protesters passed nearby on their way to the mayor’s residence.

The media was of course all over it. Well, some of it at least:



Related: ‘We were in fear of our lives’; Central West End couple seen pointing guns at protesters speaks. “This is all private property. There are no public sidewalks or public streets. We were told that we would be killed, our home burned and our dog killed. We were all alone facing an angry mob,” personal-injury lawyer Mark McCloskey was quoted by St. Louis CBS affiliate KMOV4.


h/t ED