Michael Louis (or Lewis, depending on the media source), the guy who reportedly shot and killed four people on the second floor of the Natalie Medical Building at Saint Francis Health System in Tulsa, Okla., was apparently angry about a back surgery gone bad when he decided to go on a violent rampage.
Before ending four people’s lives followed by his own, according to the narrative, Louis was in serious pain from the botched procedure. Dr. Preston Phillips, his apparent target, allegedly screwed up the surgery, which Louis repeatedly tried to address with Phillips.
While it is unclear what he requested of Phillips, Louis reportedly paid him numerous visits with petitions for help. When that help never came, Louis crafted a letter explicitly stating that he was going to kill Phillips and “anyone who got in his way.”
According to reports, Louis came armed with an AR-15-style rifle that he supposedly bought that same day, along with a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson semi-automatic handgun.
“The information that we have at the current time is that they were legally purchased firearms, one purchased an hour and some change before the actual shooting event took place, and the other purchased three days before the shooting took place,” said Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin.
Authorities later recovered 30 bullet casings from the AR-15-style rifle, along with seven from the handgun. The shooting occurred between 4:52 p.m. and 4:58 p.m., we are told.
“Tulsa Police called me and verified that it’s my uncle,” said Louis’ niece, requesting not to be named in media reports. “We are so distraught. I don’t even want to be associated because I’m so disgusted.”
Why did it take DAYS for the media to finally show a picture of Louis?
Since Louis had dark skin, the Tulsa shooting is not being circulated as widely throughout the media as some of the other recent shootings. That is this writer’s opinion, anyway, along with that of many commenters on independent news stories about the incident.
Since the Tulsa shooting still supports the Brandon regime’s gun confiscation narrative, it is getting a mention at least. But you will be hard-pressed to find any further details about Louis in media reports, including his ethnicity.
According to a reader at Zero Hedge, one local media report named Louis but did not show his picture. The story quickly ended and segued into other news stories about food trucks.
“When it takes DAYS to identify the race of a mass shooter, he ain’t white,” one of them correctly pointed out.
“Manual: If the shooter is white, blame white supremacists, add a good dose of white guilt, and of course blame the right to bear arms. If the shooter isn’t white, just blame the right to bear arms,” wrote another.
It turns out that Phillips is also black, which makes this a black-on-black crime, which is another no-no when it comes to media reporting. Black-on-black crime is a politically incorrect topic to cover, apparently, which is why we rarely hear about it, despite it being one of the most common types of violence.
“McCombs and Shaw put together an important study in the ’70s,” another pointed out, referring to their study on media manipulation of public opinion.
“Their paper on agenda-setting describes the ‘ability (of the news media) to influence the importance placed on the topics of the public agenda.’ The study of agenda-setting describes the way media attempts to influence viewers, and establish a hierarchy of news prevalence. Basically, what they figured out was that salience is the most powerful tool of the media in shaping public opinion and policy. In other words, they can’t tell you how to think, but they can steer you towards the topics they want you to think about and discuss.”
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