<html> <head><style type ="text/css">body { font-family: "Bloomberg Prop Unicode I", Verdana, sans-serif; font-size:125%; letter-spacing: -0.3pt; color: #FF9F0F; background-color: #000000; text-align: left; } p {line-height: 1.25em; max-width:900px; width:expression(document.body.clientWidth > 900? "900px": "auto" );} h1, h2, h3 { text-align: left; font-weight: normal; color: #FFFFFF; } h1 { font-size: 130%; } h2 { font-size: 115%; } h3 { font-size: 100%; } #bb-style { font-size: 90%; max-width:900px; width:expression(document.body.clientWidth > 900? "900px": "auto" ); } b, strong { font-weight: bold; } i, em { color: #FEC54A; } pre { font-family: "Andale Mono", "Monaco", "Lucida Console"; letter-spacing: -0.3pt; line-height: 1.25em; } table { border: 0; font-size: 90%; width: 100%; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; } td, tr { text-align: left; } td.numeric { text-align: right; } a:link { color:#53B2F5; text-decoration: none; } a:visited {color:#53B2F5} a:active {color:#53B2F5} a:hover {color:#53B2F5} </style> </head> <body> <p>By Francis Wilkinson</p> <p>Family Research Council President Tony Perkins <a href="http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/79877.html?hp=r3">told</a> Fox News that a shooting last week at his group's Washington headquarters has mostly been ignored by non-Fox media. I'm no fan of the FRC's dehumanization crusade against gays, but Perkins has a point.</p> <p>If news reports are accurate, the shooter walked into the FRC building lobby, told a security guard, “I don’t like your politics,” and shot him in the arm. That's a more explicitly political shooting than either the Aurora movie theater or Gabby Giffords <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-20/the-gunman-this-time.html">shootings</a> -- albeit without the mass casualties.</p> <p>If the politics were different, if a right-winger had shot a lobby guard downstairs from the Human Rights Campaign or from the National Abortion Rights Action League, would the coverage be different?</p> <p>(Francis Wilkinson is a member of the Bloomberg View editorial board. <a href="https://twitter.com/#%21/fdwilkinson">Follow</a> him on Twitter.)</p> <p>Read more breaking commentary from Bloomberg View columnists and editors at <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/view/the-ticker/">the Ticker</a>.</p> </body> </html>