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Once more, with feeling

Looks like the LA Times is the latest to perpetuate the automatic weapons and ammunition are flowing virtually unchecked from border states into Mexico lie. This canard has been debunked many times (here’s one).

Meanwhile, Sebastian notes: This narrative has been repeated in so many papers, presented in the exact same manner, you almost have to believe they are using a template of some sort.

You know what would stop the flow of weapons in? Border control.

Meanwhile, Mexican army crosses the border and points weapons at our border patrol due to a momentary misunderstanding as to the exact location of the U.S.-Mexican border.

Must be the tequila talking.

8 Responses to “Once more, with feeling”

  1. _Jon Says:

    When I was younger, I used to listen to the radio on the way to work. I had no idea what the Associate Press was or how news organizations worked. Al Gore had not invented teh Internet yet, and Bill Gates hadn’t made it work yet.

    I learned a lot that morning when I listened to a news report that used an odd way of reporting the story. There was something about the way the DJ phrased something about the story. I cocked my head and looked at the radio.
    (Being a student of language, I found it fascinating that such a phrase would be used. No, I don’t recall the phrase or the story now.)

    But the lesson came when I changed radio stations. A different DJ read the same news report and used the exact same phrase. I was shocked. I considered it impossible that two people could have used the same odd phrase in that story without using the same source. It was then that I realized that they were getting their news from the same source.

    Since then, I’ve never trusted the news sources. Not just for what they report, but also for what they don’t report.

  2. chris Says:

    What we need to do is simple.

    First, round up every illegal alien we can find (1,000,000 would do for starters);

    Second, get all of those AKs we confiscated or got the Iraqis to turn in after
    we invaded Iraq and give one, to each of them;

    Third, walk them back across the bridge over the Rio Grance and into Mexico; and

    Fourth, make some “humanitarian aid” flights over Mexico dropping thousands of cases of Wolf 7.62 x 39 ammo and some 55 round banana mags.

  3. Lyle Says:

    “…you almost have to believe they are using a template of some sort.”

    They are– it’s a disease. Yeah, and Bush banned stem cell research (more .gov funding now than ever in history and no restrictions on private research) Bush advocates torture (never in the history of warfare have enemies been treated so well) botched the Iraq war (never in the history of warfare has an army taken a country and deposed its leadership in so short a time with so few casualties and so little collateral damage) screwed up the economy (its bigger today than any economy anywhere, ever) and screwed the poor to give tax cuts to the rich (the U.S. Treasury under Bush has been taking in more money than at any time, anywhere) and it is we consumers who are responsible for our reliance on foreign oil when it is the they (the left, who are now bitching about it, blaming Bush, et al, are the very ones who clamored for all these restrictions on domestic production and refining) and the polar bears are dying off (there are more polar bears today than at any time in the last 10+ years). I could go on like this all day.

    It’s a form of template, but I prefer to call it a symptom of the disease called “liberalism”– a complete self-absorption and group-think, characterized by the total inability to recognize reality when they see it, much less acknowledge it. If someone blurts out a line of crap that sounds cool, they’ll repeat it as fact and act upon it as fact. It would be hillarious if it weren’t so dangerous.

  4. chris Says:

    Good points, Lyle.

  5. Drew Kelley Says:

    It actually is a “news release” from one of the Brady-affiliated gun-ban groups, high-lighting an ATF memo to all Border-area FFL’s about being aware of straw-purchasers for weapons intended to go to Mexico.
    The real traffic in guns into Mexico is by the same people that bring, from Mexico, the loads of drugs Americans love to buy.
    Black-market drugs come North;
    Black-market guns go South!
    But, building a fence makes too much sense for the LAT.

  6. Jim Says:

    Um, guys…..
    I’m sure I don’t have to point this out, but…the LAT, NYT, and many others are not news sources. They are propaganda outlets. Caveat emptor.

  7. Murdoc Says:

    An MSNBC report claimed “bazookas” had been fired into civilian neighborhoods by drug gangs. Are those also flowing in from the US?

  8. straightarrow Says:

    I just bought a fully armed surplus F-111 at a gunshow. Wonder how much they’ll pay me for it.

    Maybe, just maybe if the US gov stopped sending armaments to the Mexican authorities it would be harder for them to pass them on to their drug gangs.

    Now, about that 111, I think I’ll go back and get the warthog, an A-10, that they had at a non FFL booth for 600 dollars, no NICS, no registration. I’m going to sneak them both across in a beer cooler.