Today Show Skips Why 'Knockout Game' Perp Was Caught; Shot by Concealed-Carry Permit Holder

The mainstream media has finally gotten around to covering the "knockout game" which has already been reported on Fox News. However, even though they are now beginning to report on it, they still cling to some biases. In the case of the Today Show it was a bias against defending yourself with legal weapons. In their story about the knockout game which included a segment about one of the perpetrators, Marvell Weaver, being caught and sent to prison, they completely skipped the reason why he was apprehended. Of course, to have reported on that reason for his capture would have damaged their bias against citizens arming themselves since Weaver was shot twice by his intended victim who was a concealed carry permit holder.

Here is the Today Show report by Jeff Rossen who very conveniently skipped the "little" detail of the perp being caught because he was shot in self-defense:

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Seventeen-year-old Marvel Weaver admits he played a version of the knockout game using a stun gun. He was caught and is now in jail.

"It was a lesson learned," Weaver told TODAY. "Someone throws it out there: 'Want to play this?' And people go along with it and one thing leads to another, and it just goes all downhill."

And how did Weaver learn his lesson? The Today Show doesn't tell us but it isn't hard to find out on the Web such as this report from TV station WILX of Lansing, Michigan with this :

The victim was attacked by 17-year-old Marvell Weaver. But Weaver did more than try to knock his victim out, he tried to do it with a taser. Luckily for the victim, the taser didn't work and he was able to protect himself with his concealed-carry .40 caliber pistol.

"He shoved something into my side. I wasn't sure what it was. It had some force to it. I wasn't sure if it was a knife or a gun," said the victim.

Weaver was shot twice, in the leg and an inch away from his spine. He's been sentenced to a year in jail for the attack, but he admits he's getting off easy.

Are we to believe that Rossen was such a poor reporter that he couldn't search the Web for how Weaver got caught? Or was it that he knew the answer but it ran counter to the liberal belief that citizens do not need to be armed for self-defense?

P.J. Gladnick
P.J. Gladnick
P.J. Gladnick is a freelance writer and creator of the DUmmie FUnnies blog.