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Dear media and anti-gunners (but I repeat myself)

We can have a debate about the guns and gun control once you guys actually represent both factually. Until then, we’ll just keep kicking your ass.


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24 Responses to “Dear media and anti-gunners (but I repeat myself)”

  1. Tam Says:

    Listening to media personalities and politicians pontificating on firearms and firearms laws is like listening to eighth graders pontificate on sex.

    They sure don’t let lack of any first hand knowledge dampen their enthusiastically-held opinions.

  2. Freiheit Says:

    QOTD goes to Tam.

  3. Rob Crawford Says:

    Thing is, the press is like this on EVERY subject. It’s like they believe a journalism degree covers EVERY subject in sufficient depth for them to be authoritative.

  4. ern Says:

    Back when I was working in DC, I noticed this quite a bit about religion reporting: most religion reporters had no idea what they were talking about, and anyone even passably familiar with the topics would laugh at them. We used to say that religion reporters should know as much about religion as sports reporters knew about their particular sport, then things might be covered a bit more accurately.

    The same can very much be said about news reporting on guns. The amount of ignorance is staggering. The worst bit is that they have no idea how ignorant they sound. They really think they know what they’re talking about.

  5. Jack Says:

    Rob Michael Crichton talked about the same thing.

    He refered to it as the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect.

  6. Xman Says:

    The way journos cover all things guns, religion, and conservative is the unholy product of WHERE most of these media centers are located and WHO they attract into the profession.

    Obviously, the media center of the universe is NYC, the place of my birth and a groupthink bubble if there ever was one. For all Noo Yawkez’ tawk about themselves being so tough, open-minded, and worldly -it is exactly the opposite. For them, them folks West of the Hudson are something lesser. Just ask ’em.

    Drop into that bubble a shiny new Mk 1, Mod 1 J-school grad. You know the type because there really is only one type – the eternal 17 year old who yearns to make the world a better place and to stick it to The Man a la Woodward and Bernstein. They may not have any real-life background with business, government, religion, science, or agriculture – let alone guns. But damn if they aren’t dead-on correct about everything. Oh and they look good on the TeeVee so they are an authority. Just ask ’em.

    What you get in the end are people who treat gun owners, the religious, and those who take quite literally the crap that those horrible slaveholders jotted down in the Constitution as dangerous, semi-interesting aliens to be studied from afar lest they cause harm to their comfy little bubble.

  7. Jack Says:

    And then add that all their better and leaders encourage the bubble thinking Lakoff style.

    Since it keeps the Outer Party in line.

    Just look at how laughable the false flags and Red Team thinking these goobers are. Since they activly shun the oppositions messages and ideas they’re totally lost, but that’s okay because they’re so much, much smarter

    And oh yah there’s such a strong colleation with the biggest and proudest New Yorkers being the most naive, ignorant, and credulous fools.

  8. chris Says:

    Obama is certainly embracing this tragedy and its 12 casualties more than he did the Fort Hood shooting and its 12 deaths.

    He immediately referred to an armed Muslim, who was shouting Allah akbar, killing unarmed US soldiers (go figure) as workplace violence.

  9. Sigivald Says:

    Crichton (via Jack) is absolutely correct.

    It’s somewhat amazing how people think the wire services or local reporters actually know anything about anything

  10. TV in WI Says:

    A thing we miss here is that I believe the majority of
    these people DO NOT WANT sound info on guns and laws. I
    suspect that they fear being too knowledgeable (i.e,
    pointing out a Glock vs 1911 or AR vs AK etc)-they may fear being shunned by their peers. Here in the home of the UW Madison, there’s apparently a leftist prof (redundancy?)who proudly noted that he’d never read any Ayn Rand – his tone implied that he feared being
    brainwashed or poisoned or something. The ‘courage’
    of your ‘convictions’, anyone?..
    “My mind is made up – don’t confuse me with the facts…”

  11. HL Says:

    TV makes a great point. If they knew the difference between a Semi-Auto and a Machine-gun, then it would be lying when they mashed up the two. As it is now, it is just incompetance.

    The thing is, if Republican is wrong about something, then it is a lie. But if the media or left (same thing) lie about something, they were just wrong.

    The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa . –If Clinton had said this, it would have been simply wrong. But because it was Bush, it was a lie…even though the British did report they learned it…and Clinton thought the same thing.

  12. Xman Says:

    “If Clinton had said this, it would have been simply wrong. But because it was Bush, it was a lie”

    Not that I disagree with your point, HL, and I apologize for veering into a decade-old pissing match, but:

    500 tons of wrong/lie were moved out of Iraq via airlift and then shipped to Canuckistan. It wasn’t weapons-grade, but Bill Clinton and GWB weren’t exactly wrong/lying about it either.

    Thanks a pantload for the splashy headline, CNN. Very helpful.

  13. HL Says:

    No apologies necessary. I felt we were justified to invade based on the fact that Saddam fired missles at our planes repeatedly during the cease fire following the first Gulf War.

    If he violated the cease fire–which he did–that meand the first conflict never ended, and we were free to finish taking him down.

  14. Ragdragger Says:

    Same old song. “I don’t agree with your arguments, so they’re automatically meaningless.”

    Brace yourselves. We’re in for another fight.

  15. Sigivald Says:

    Xman: To be fairer still, HL was using “wrong/lie” to refer to their characterization rather than an actual truth claim of his own.

    (My favorite part of the imbroglio is how Joe Wilson’s own report to the CIA, as revealed by the Robb-Silberman report, says that the Nigerien government told him that they thought the Iraqis were trying to buy Yellowcake – and then Wilson was trying to tell us that Obviously Iraq Never Tried To Buy Yellowcake.

    What would the local government know compared to Joe Wilson?)

    (And to be absolutely scrupulous with our facts, the fact that Iraq had yellowcake [indisputable, as you showed] does not establish or deny the truth of claims that they bought (or sought) any from Niger at any point, let alone recently-as-of-2001-or-so.

    It makes it staggeringly credible, but doesn’t prove it; to do that, we’d have to know the provenance of the Hussein-era uranium stockpile, which as far as I know is simply lost to history.)

  16. Ted N Says:

    Ragdragger: Not really, the author is getting taken to task in the comments like a…well like somebody getting told he’s wrong and slightly retarded and should get back to writing something funny.

    I’m bad at metaphors.

  17. dsd Says:

    has anybody else seen this attempt to slip in some gun control?

    what does cyber security have to do with actual firearms?

    just ask the democrats – it’s all the same, just more control over everything… it’s all to “make you safer” don’t you know…

  18. Jerry Says:

    +1 to Friehiet. Hope I spelled that right.

  19. Chas Says:

    This was hard to find again, but I found it.

    or, if you prefer, Jack White doing it:

  20. Chas Says:

    Uh, ya know, maybe I didn’t express that clearly enough:

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  22. dustydog Says:

    Notice how sympathetic and favorable all the released pictures of James Holmes are. Somebody carefully selected what is being used, to build a narrative.

  23. Jerry Says:

    Narrative=moonbat? That’s what I get from it.

  24. Old NFO Says:

    Well said, and completely agree! 🙂

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