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Fri Jun 24, 2016, 11:13 AM

 

This is a slate article from last week titled "Bullet Points"

That discusses the fact that the media are a bunch of idiots when it comes to gun control. Thought it made some interesting points.

But you already know how this will play out. Gun-control advocates and their allies in the media will attack the gun-rights crowd as cold-hearted, stubborn, and out of touch. They will complain that no new legislation will result from the tragedy, and they will be right.

There are many reasons that this cycle repeats as it does. We live in a divided society where people cocoon with like-minded allies, and weíve stopped listening to the other side. The NRA is powerful. We get distracted and move on to the next shiny thing. But one important point: The mainstream media lobbies hard for gun control, but it is very, very bad at gun journalism. It might be impossible ever to bridge the divide between the gun-control and gun-rights movements. But itís impossible to start a dialogue when you donít know what the hell you are talking about.


Linky - http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/06/the_media_keeps_misfiring_when_it_writes_about_guns.html

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Fri Jun 24, 2016, 11:55 AM

1. About time

 

Some facts are actually bring put out

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Fri Jun 24, 2016, 02:01 PM

2. NRAtalkingpoints. n/t

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Fri Jun 24, 2016, 03:29 PM

3. The willful ignorance and lack of integrity of most "journalists" writing on gun violence.......

..........provides a wonderful opportunity for those with integrity!

GREAT article!

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Sat Jun 25, 2016, 02:07 PM

4. When I think of MSM & gun control, I think of mullets, disco balls and wow-wow guitars.

 

I think they are afraid to change, thinking they are giving in to the NRA, or something. That they have been wrong all along. That they are giving up that intellectual orgy room at Mardi Gras where anything goes, any time.

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