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There was a random shooting spree in Texas on Sunday morning.  Two are dead, including the gunman, and five are wounded, including an deputy.  The gunman carried an assault weapon with the usual supply of ammo, plus other firearms.  I hope we will learn more about this horror, but that is not why I am writing this.

I spent much of the yesterday surfing the web and I saw no news reports of this.  As I write this, the only places I have seen this reported are on HuffPost and Reuters.  I found no mention of this on the websites of CNN, USA Today, or the New York Times.

This happened over 24 hours ago, and it is reported by a major European news service.  The major news sources here in America apparently do not find it worth reporting at all, choosing to fill their pages with fluff and with follow-up stories on last week's events, stories that might have been written on Friday for use as needed.

Have our news organizations become this incompetent, or is the death toll here too insignificant to warrant comment?  

Originally posted to docterry on Mon May 27, 2013 at 05:37 AM PDT.

Also republished by Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA), Shut Down the NRA, and Military Community Members of Daily Kos.

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