Accuracy in Media

The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., has mostly disappeared from national headlines, outside of several student activists making television appearances.

With the national media focusing on President Trump and other events, the local media has tried to hold Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel and his department accountable for failures leading up to the shooting.

The national mainstream media has moved on from the failures of the sheriff’s department, with no new articles written since mid-March 2018 on Israel’s department facing an investigation from the state of Florida.

Israel and his department are not commenting anymore on how the sheriffs failed to report the shooter’s dozens of incidents prior to the shooting to the FBI and federal authorities.

One local reporter surprised Israel at a local Democratic Party club event, for example, but the mainstream media has chosen to move onto another story instead of continuing to hold Israel accountable for his department’s inaction.

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