This article takes a more unbiased stance about Gun control. The article however details the celebrities and entertainers that our supporting the students from the Parkland school. While the article is relatively unbiased, it does address the subjective racial aspect that not everyone agrees with, saying "But for some black racial justice activists, organizers, and public figures, the reaction to the students of Stoneman Douglas has also led to another truth: Organizing around Black Lives Matter and the larger Movement for Black Lives, another youth-led movement demanding policy change in the wake of trauma, was not and has not been as readily embraced." The article does not address Trump or Congress but it does take a strong stance on the race aspect of society and government.
(until min 7) Obama’s speech with New Town families and Biden’s ideas about gun registration. Only 4% of Americans think gun control is their top priority. The media chooses to cover the debates in the white house which makes it seem more significant. It discusses a family member of the New Town victims and was not invited onto 60 minutes because he opposed gun control laws. The families that did protest were put in magazines and news channels. Through this process, the media created “heroes” and “villains” rather than portraying unbiased information.
When describing the political movement of the Floridian kids, Fox continually referenced back to Cruz. Throughout the video titled “Parkland Students Demand Action of Gun Control,” the channel emphasized the shooter’s “troubled” childhood which riddled with mental illness, instead of focusing on the student activists as the video title suggested it would. It should also be noted that the channel never once mentioned the involvement of congress or the president.
This article was from a news channel which was unaffiliated with either party. It featured the shooter’s mugshot followed by a simple timeline of the recent events relating to Parkland. This minimalistic approach allows the audience to draw their own conclusions about Cruz. There was no emotion nor persuasive strategies utilized throughout the entire piece. Thus informing the reader while limiting the amount of influence
In CNN’s take on the political movement, the channel first discusses one of the prominent slogans of students from Parkland High School, “We will not be silenced.” Immediately afterwards, the channel shifts into a discussion on the roles of the president. They criticize Trump’s involvement and speculate about his indentions. This tangential topic shifts the readers focus away from the teenage activists and onto the actions of the president. As a result, the channel effectively influences the reader to associate protests with Trump.
As opposed to the article that CNN published, Fox news chose to release a video. This brief visual was dramatic, featuring a background which highlighted Cruz’s mugshot, bold red lettering, and ominous music. There was no personal touches and the short clip was formatted like a warning. This blunt tactic terrifies the audience into believing that Cruz was a menace to society.
CNN’s news article about the recent Parkland mass shooter Nikolas Cruz titled “The Warning Signs Almost Everyone Missed,” centers mostly around interviews conducted with the shooter’s neighbors and peers. The examination delves into the specific reactions of those who interacted with Cruz. These personal accounts emphasize the continued behavioural issues and mental instability that were apparent to Cruz’s community. The audience is encouraged to believe that the “signs” were obvious and preventable.