Did MSM Go Too Far in Finicum Shooting Story?
by Shari Dovale
The trial for FBI Special Agent W. Joseph Astarita continues in Portland.
The biggest news this week was the accidental naming of the officer that fired the fatal rounds into LaVoy Finicum.
Though the judge has stated that the officers involved will be referred to by euphemisms, Officer #1 was named on the stand by SWAT officer, Bob Olson.
This information was picked up by Social Media, the two most prominent postings were by BJ Soper and Ammon Bundy.
The reasoning was clear in that they were sharing the information for transparency. In spite of that, they have now been accused of multiple nefarious acts, and it has even been suggested that they are trying to have the man hurt.
They also include:
They go on to suggest that these posts have caused security concerns within the courthouse:
Though they did not name the officer involved in the shooting, they were very clear in making sure that everyone knew how to find the name of the officer.
This all suggests that the MSM not only likes the controversy, and perpetuates the controversy, but might even be encouraging violence, just to get a headline. What other reason would they have to print a provocative article of over 1000 words like this one?
I would never want the man hurt. Yet, I also do not want the people who used his name hurt either. The actions of the Left are exactly as they are accusing others. They are suggesting that anyone naming this officer is threatening.
So, is their article, in which they will tell you how to find the name of Officer #1, as well as naming the people they feel are threatening him, considered threatening as well? Did they go too far just for a story? Or is this just another case of accepted Media Bias?
If something vicious should happen to any of the officers involved, or if something should happen to BJ Soper, Ammon Bundy, or anyone else that used the officer’s name, the blame will not automatically go to the Patriot community. It could very easily be placed at the feet of the Main Stream Media.
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