It isn't surprising the mainstream media – and late night entertainers – focus on guns instead of SSRIs linked to mass shootings given that they're well-funded by drug makers.
Virtually every suspected mass shooter was on psychiatric drugs, yet the mainstream media – which is funded by Big Pharma ad revenue – conveniently buries this fact.
That's likely because Big Pharma spent nearly $6 billion on TV, magazine and digital advertisements in 2016 alone, a healthy sum ad-dependent news outlets cannot ignore.
In fact, the media is so dependent on this ad revenue that some outlets have even launched "health content businesses" to attract consumers targeted by Big Pharma.
"It doesn't surprise me that media companies are getting into pharma advertising, given the total value at stake in pharma sales," said Brian Fox, a consultant with McKinsey & Company.
This would explain the mainstream media's indifference when it comes to investigating the link between serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and mass shootings.