ABC Airs Two Segments Blaming Guns, Not Criminals
ABC's World News keeps beating the “guns are bad” drum.
On October 4, anchor Charles Gibson used a “brazen double murder” in
Gibson: A brazen double murder today in
Sylvester Johnson (police commissioner): Anytime you have in a country, where there's 100,000 people shot or killed, it's not even an issue in the presidential campaign, there's something wrong with that.
Gibson: A massive manhunt in
To reinforce the guns-are-awful theme, ABC followed the brief murder story with an exclusive interview with Lee Boyd Malvo, one of the snipers who terrorized the metropolitan
Gibson: Five years ago tonight, this broadcast began with news of different gun crimes. Sniper shootings, terrorizing the
While ABC ran the sniper story to promote their “guns are the problem” message, Malvo departed from the script and pushed the story in the direction of personal responsibility. Malvo, who appears genuinely contrite, told ABC News he is glad he was caught and he deserves to be in jail. He recently contacted a relative of one of his victims to deliver a personal apology.