BBC reporter on the San Bernardino shooting: 'Just another day in the United States'

Aftermath of the San Bernardino shooting.
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BBC's correspondent, James Cook, who lives on and covers the West Coast of the U.S. for the British media organization, blasted the United States' pattern of mass shootings in a report from San Bernardino.

"Just another day in the United States. Another day of gunfire, panic, and fear," Cook says in an introduction to a newsreel about the San Bernardino attack that left 14 dead and at least 17 injured when two suspects opened fire on a holiday party.

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Cook's reporting sounds startlingly like that of a war zone correspondent, a tone some U.S. media organizations have conceded as fair. "Distressingly accurate," Think Progress wrote of Cook's comment. "Sadly, that's pretty much accurate," The Huffington Post agreed.

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By some accounts, there have been 355 mass shootings in the United States in 336 days.

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