It is often heard that many mainstream media sources have a liberal bias that shows throw in their coverage of stories. Many times this is dismissed, but a variety of sources have documented this phenomenon, especially during presidential elections.
When it comes to the subject of firearms, this seems to be true as well. The coverage of events often demonizes guns and tragedies are used as propaganda to promote control control points. As well, when a shooter is conservative, the media runs stories on "right wing extremists" and blames the Tea Party or even Sarah Palin. Shockingly enough, despite initial assertions by major media sources, most recent mass shooters have been left-leaning. The DC shooter supported Obama, was a confirmed liberal and drove a Prius. Of course, we don't see stories about how Obama supporters are crazed killers. Imagine if the shooter was instead a big Tea Party guy, we'd hear nothing but how the Tea Party encourages extremists to be violent.
But what really stood out in this most recent event was how fast the media companies rolled out the anti AR-15 propaganda. CNN ran a big special about how evil AR-15's are. The Daily News had an AR-15 on their cover. Even when it was shown that the shooter used a shotgun, not an AR-15, we saw stories that he tried to buy one. NBC did a "recreation" where the shooter had an M-16 with a grenade launcher. Also it was classy the shooter was red (the color of Republicans) and all the victims were blue (the color of Democrats). I am eye rolling so hard right now.....
The shooter never had an AR-15, yet there are hundreds of stories stating just that. Why do we bother watching, listening and reading stories from these media companies anymore? I don't. You should probably consider avoiding them as well, since when you do you are making them money.