The mainstream media reported one shooting in Oakland CA that was physically near, but unrelated to, the Occupy Oakland protest.
The mainstream media also reported that there had been 103 shootings in Oakland so far this year. That works out to be about 1 shooting every 3 days.
Statistically, over any given 28 day period, there would be a little over 9 shootings in Oakland. However, over the 28 day period that Occupy Oakland was present, the mainstream media reported only one shooting.
So, statistically, this is a 90% decrease in shootings during the time Occupy was present in Oakland.
The mainstream media does not report this because it doesn’t fit their narrative of - and conflicts with their bias against - the Occupy protests.
The mainstream media is quick to report about the trouble peaceful protesters exercising their First Amendment right to free speech are causing.
But not one mainstream media outlet reports the relationship between gun violence and the exercise of the second amendment right to bear arms.
Does this represent a conservative bias on the part of the mainstream media?
Peaceful protesters exercising their First Amendment right to free speech for economic fairness is seen as a liberal activity, and exercising Second Amendment right to have guns is a conservative pillar.
The mainstream media can’t even put together guns and gun violence, but willingly insinuates that peaceful protesters are somehow related to gun violence.
Even when there was a 90% decrease in shootings during the time Occupy was present in Oakland.
Regardless of your personal views on either the protests or guns, this is a clear example of the deep-rooted conservative bias on the part of the mainstream media both in what they report, and in what they fail to report.