Media outlets with an agenda routinely lie. As gun owners, lied about for over 50 years, we should be the first to understand that.
This is called “prejudice” and can be motivated by many things. In this case the prejudice is motivated by irrational fear, and that fear is regularly manipulated by the same media lying about violent criminals and sensationalizing the harm that they do to individuals, our culture and society as a whole.
Media owners make money from this. That and power is what motivates them.
There is a pattern here… and a clear and present danger to liberty in a free republic.