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CNN Hypes ‘Shocking Reminders of the Danger’ of Teachers With Guns

Newsbusters [1]
March 16, 2018

On Thursday morning, CNN’s New Day show ran a full report on the recent cases of two school teachers — one from California and one from Virginia — who accidentally fired their weapons inside school buildings as the report hyped the incidents as “shocking reminders of the danger” of arming teachers. The report even included the soundbite of a parent who had been leaning toward supporting arming teachers but who was having reservations.

And, like yesterday’s evening shows [2] on CBS and NBC, and CNN’s Early Start show, New Day included no examples of guns being used in a beneficial way in its reporting on the subject.

At about 7:45 a.m. Eastern, co-host Chris Cuomo introduced the report: “Critics of the plan to arm teachers in the wake of the Florida school massacre are pointing to two separate incidents now on the same day where trained school employees accidentally fired their weapons.”

The piece began with correspondent Miguel Marquez highlighting the risks of guns in schools as a pushback against those who advocate arming teachers: “With debate raging over guns, schools, mass shootings and arming teachers … with the President pressing an armed teachers agenda, shocking reminders of the danger.”

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