As mentioned, Orlando's mass shooting was a horrible event. Likewise, the nation supports and empathizes with the victims and their families. This was certainly an act of discrimination against the LGBT community.
However, other families have lost loved ones in past mass shootings that were of greater casualty, unlike the sensational headlines state.
To deem Orlando's shooting as the "worst in U.S. history," that's a serious fallacy that needs to be nipped in the bud.
The mass shooting was horrible — even terrifying.
But, it's not the worst shooting the United States has seen in its long-standing history of discrimination and prejudice. The list, literally, goes on and on.
Again, and it can't be stated enough, the Orlando mass shooting was an extremely horrible, disgusting incident. Likewise, the families and friends of those victims have every right to mourn or be angered.
The issue comes when exaggerated news headlines totally disrespect all other mass shootings that have experienced more harsh ramifications.
Here are just a few more of many mass shootings that have occurred in the untold U.S. history.
3. Rosewood Massacre of 1923
In the onset of a race riot, 150 blacks were reportedly killed. Rosewood was primarily a black community.
As notes Displays for Schools, wouldn't you know that authorities set the "official" death count at only 8 people?
However...read the tweet-photo's headline.