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INCONVENIENT FOR MAINSTREAM NARRATIVE: First Gold Medal goes to American in *gasp* shooting

August 7, 2016


The poor American mainstream media!

Faced with the inconvenient truth that an America teenage girl named Virginia Thrasher used her RIFLE to win the first gold medal of the Rio Games, mainstream media outlets struggled with how to report the news.

Some just ignored it, like it never happened (first three photos via Gun Free Zone).

Olympic-Gold-MSNBC Olympic-Gold-Foxnews

Others like CNN reported the girl’s win, but didn’t mention the sport.


Only to strip down any mention of it hours later.


FoxNews finally got around to reporting the win, off in the corner.



And the mainstream media wonders why 94% of Americans don’t trust their reporting.

I’ll add that when I went to the MSNBC News page this morning, I thought they should preface their website with “Once upon a time” and close with “Happily ever after”.

Here’s a snippet of the FOXNEWS report.

Photo via UK Guardian


Virginia Thrasher went through a three-week spring whirlwind, winning three NCAA titles and a spot on the U.S. Olympic Shooting team.

The precocious 19-year-old closed out the summer with her biggest surprise yet.

Keeping her nerve on sport’s biggest stage, Thrasher on Saturday earned the first gold medal of the Rio Olympics, outlasting two-time gold medalist Du Li to capture the women’s 10-meter air rifle title.

“This is beyond my wildest dreams,” Thrasher said. “I knew it was a realistic expectation for me to get into the finals and once you get into the finals, anything can happen. For me, this year has been incredible.”

Thrasher had a quick rise to the top.

A figure skater growing up, she switched sports five years ago after a hunting trip with her family. Thrasher killed a deer with her first shot of her first hunting trip and has continued to hit the mark wherever she’s gone.

Thrasher was not expected to be among the top five scorers — all that counts in NCAA competition — at shooting powerhouse West Virginia, yet got better as the season progressed. She became the first freshman to win both NCAA rifle titles and led the Mountaineers to the team championship.

Less than a month later, Thrasher won the U.S. Olympic Trials, earning a spot in Rio.

Photo via WSJ

10 Responses to INCONVENIENT FOR MAINSTREAM NARRATIVE: First Gold Medal goes to American in *gasp* shooting

  1. Dan on August 7, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Congratulations Virginia!!! Thank you for representing our Country in such a noble way.

  2. Old Number 3 on August 7, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    I wonder if she’ll get that White House invite like the rest of the winners get.

  3. KeepEnemiesClose and YourGunCloser on August 7, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Wrong sport, wrong mindset. “You didn’t build that”-she didn’t earn that medal in the eyes of liberals,especially since it was won using a “scary shooty thingy”. Good job and congrats, Virginia!

  4. Birdman on August 7, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    I don’t want to give NBC too much but credit they did a great interview of this young lady Saturday afternoon and it was all positive. Congratulations Virginia.

    • Gipper's Ghost on August 7, 2016 at 10:37 pm

      I think you are referring the interview on the Olympics coverage, not on the news.
      Bit of a difference.

  5. JAS on August 7, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    There’s a young lady who knows very well what she’s about!

  6. Dragan on August 8, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Congratulations Virginia!!! USA USA USA!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Dragan on August 8, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Congratulations Virginia!!!USA USA USA!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Akin on August 8, 2016 at 11:30 pm


    That commie paper NYT covered it just fine look it even says sharpshooter in the title

  9. Russ on August 9, 2016 at 6:09 am

    And how did Ibtihaj Muhammad do? Oh that’s right, she was eliminated and sent home where she now claims to be a victim of anti muslim sentiment.