Regarding Utah’s Concealed Firearm Permit. As the article is coming from The Salt Lake Tribune, you’ll notice the less than pleasant tone of the writer, but no bother. Utah’s permit is doing well, and that makes me happy. How many of my non-Utah readers have a Utah permit?
Category Archives: Media – What Bias?
Dave Matthews Blames Press for Angry Americans!
I think a lot of it has to be on the press. We give the podium to a lot of people who shouldn’t have the podium. The message that’s delivered the loudest and in the most entertaining way is the one that we’re going to put on because that’s what we want. We want ratings more than we want to deliver information. That’s just where the culture’s gotten.
There’s no way that Walter Cronkite, as a young journalist, no way Ed Murrow would be hired to do news today. Not a chance.
Now, the article is originally titled: U.S. racism ‘everywhere,’ says Dave Matthews, and if you read the article, yes, he does say that. But this article is a trimmed down version of an interview that Dave Matthews gave where he talks about everything from American racism, to the crappy news media, to being his own worst critic. The original title is a perfect example of what what Dave says is wrong with the MSM.
This article by Drew Westen got me chewing on a couple of things. Moving past all of the finger pointing and conjecturing, what do we really know about President Obama’s vision of government?
By far, the biggest killers of people have been governments and their surrogate militias. Their victims are often their own citizens. Before every attempted or successful genocide, those in power notably disarmed the group targeted for extinction. They were aided by laws requiring firearms licensing and registration: in order to seize the guns, a government must know who has them.
“Armed men mixing with protesters….” Can’t they just call them armed protesters, which is what they truly are? A shocking announcement from the White House – White House Backs Right to Arms Outside Obama Events. Though the article carries the typical media anti-gun bias, it’s still an interesting read.
H/T – Joe
It’s amazing how the tone of a news story can change when the face of the “terrorist” changes. According to this article on CNN.com, a man showed up to an Obama protest rally in Phoenix openly carrying an AR-15. He also had a pistol on his hip. About a dozen others in the group were also armed.
There was no blood running in the streets and nobody made threats. They were simply exercising their 2nd Amendment rights to bear arms, in accordance with local laws.
Wait, that doesn’t sound right. The GFW’s at CNN would normally have run the story thus: Gun owners are a bunch of racist rednecks who hate the President because of the color of his skin, rather than the content of his character, right? A dozen of them got together and peacefully demonstrated, without violating any laws? How can that be?!!!
So, why was this news story so forgiving? Why weren’t there screams of “racist” and “domestic terrorist?” Well, for one thing, the gentleman was in a shirt and tie. Oh, and he is black. Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Go check it out.
The Smallest Minority discusses Mean-Spirited and Dangerous vs. Brilliant and Profound. It speaks very well of the Left, the chicken lollipops.
So, Sarah Palin “gave a speech Saturday night at [an] Anchorage banquet which capped a four-day National Rifle Association seminar,” and suddenly the banquet became a gun show? Now that is good reporting! Thank you, Greg Wilson. Idiot.
H/T – Uncle