There was a mass shooting in Seattle yesterday that hasn’t received a lot of attention from mainstream media, gun control activists, or Democrats in general. The reason for this is clear: It doesn’t have the right narratives or check any of the right boxes for the breathless outrage that normally follows a mass shooting of this magnitude.
Marquise Tolbert and William Ray Tolliver, both 24, engaged in a bizarre series of events at the high-crime area of 3rd and Pine. They were apparently walking together towards a McDonald’s on the corner while arguing. Then, they pulled guns and, according to witnesses, engaged in a gun battle with each other. One woman was killed an seven others were injured, including a 9-year-old. Then, the two were seen running into the transit tunnel together. Both are still at large.
3RD AND PINE UPDATE: Detectives have identified two suspects in yesterday's shooting. Marquise Latrelle Tolbert (age 24, 6'1" 200 lbs) and William Ray Tolliver (age 24, 6'0" 145 lbs). Both men are considered armed and dangerous. Call 911 if you see them or know where they are. pic.twitter.com/vgg7Uez3zN
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) January 23, 2020
The suspects each had warrants for their arrest even before the shooting. One has been arrested at least 44 times with at least 20 criminal convictions. The other has at least 21 arrests and 15 convictions. Seattle, known for laws that hamper law enforcement’s ability to enforce the laws, has become a hub for violence despite Washington being one of the top 10 highest-rated gun control states according to pro-gun-control group Giffords Law Center.
Why has this bloody, disturbing mass shooting barely cracked into the national news cycle? It misses all of the narratives gun control advocates love.
- The suspects are Black. Gun control advocates prefer Caucasian suspects.
- Both had lengthy criminal records. Gun control advocates want previously law-abiding citizens to prove their points.
- It occurred in a gun-free zone in the mass transit section of downtown. Gun control advocates refuse to believe gun-free zones don’t work.
- As felons, both suspects were already prohibited from owning or carrying firearms. Gun control advocates do not like stories proving that gun control doesn’t work.
- All eight victims appear to have been caught in a crossfire of a dispute instead of being targeted following a racist social media post or a manifesto being published online. Gun control advocates like manifestos.
Two Black men with long rap sheets took illegally acquired firearms into a gun-free zone in a high-crime district within a far-left Democrat-controlled city and opened fire, defying all gun control laws. No wonder mainstream media won’t touch this story.
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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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