A bridge being closed down in New Jersey, that's a national news story.
A Washington Post reporter claimed that she wasn't covering the Kermit Gosnell House of Horrors trial because it was a "local story". The Trayvon Martin fight however was a national story.
Now Leland Yee, a California State Senator and mayoral candidate who had repeatedly been in the national news for his crusade against violent video games and 3D printed guns, got busted by the FBI trying to negotiate an arms deal involving automatic weapons and shoulder fired missiles with an arms dealer tied to Muslim terrorists.
That's not just a national news story. It's a season of 24.
“Yee explained he has known the arms dealer for a number of years and has developed a close relationship with him.” The undercover agent told Yee he wanted automatic weapons and shoulder-fired missiles and offered to pay Yee $100,000 after the first deal.
“According to Senator Yee, the arms dealer is ‘low-key’ and has been trafficking weapons for quite a while,” the document says. “According to Senator Yee, the arms dealer sourced the weapons from Russia.”
The agent told Yee and Jackson he wanted any type of shoulder-fired weapons or missiles, the affidavit says; Yee asked whether he wanted automatic weapons, and the agent confirmed he did — about $500,000 to $2.5 million worth.
The Yee case has also broken the California Senate's Democratic supermajority which is another story of significant importance.
@TheINDYpundit It's in line with us covering state senators & state secretary of state races just about never. You see another conspiracy?
— CNN.com Writers (@CNNWriters) March 28, 2014
Conspiracy? No conspiracy here.
A bridge being closed down in New Jersey, that's a national news story. An ambitious anti-gun State Senator whose anti-gun antics CNN repeatedly reported on getting busted for massive level arms trafficking is just a local story.
Here's a primer.
Pro-gun activist shoots someone. National news story.
Anti-gun activist shoots someone. Local story.
White man shoots black man. National news story.
Black man shoots white man. Local news story. (Unless it was in response to racism.)
Religious figure molests a child. National news story.
Teacher's union member molests a child. Local news story. (Unless the teacher is female and can be marketed.)
Leland Yee announces he wants to fight violent video games and 3D printed guns. National news story.
Leland Yee tries to broker a shoulder fired missile deal. Local story.
How pathetically biased is CNN? Even MSNBC's Rachael Maddow blog mentioned the Yee arrest. That's right. CNN is now more unwilling to report on the arrest of a high profile Democrat than MSNBC.