One clue that the news media are biased is when you have a major event that gets wall-to-wall live coverage, yet only non-mainstream sources point out the obvious truth about it. It takes several days, if at all, before the public image starts to crumble and media people begin to talk about what was readily apparent to non-biased observers from the get-go.
And so, four days after the big “March For Our Lives” anti-gun rally in Washington, someone at CBS News notices that, for a nonpartisan rally for “common sense gun laws,” there sure was a lot of obscene, violent, partisan, eliminationist rhetoric aimed at Republicans, Trump and NRA members. And maybe it did more harm than good to the gun control movement because the organizers so overplayed their hands that it will spur a backlash in November from millions of law-abiding Americans who don’t like seeing people elected to power who consider them to be child murderers who don’t deserve Constitutional rights.
Please note that I’m not criticizing CBS; I think it’s admirable, even remarkable, that a piece this clear-eyed ever ran at CBS News at all:
It’s also interesting to see the narrative-busting, calm and mature reaction from the spokespeople for gun rights organizations to the jihad-like rhetoric aimed at them. They don’t answer angry and violent threats with angry and violent threats (fire with fire). They just note that they are not as depicted, and these type of events only show their opponents for what they are and spur more support and rising membership in their groups. Or maybe they’re just not afraid of mob threats because, well...they have guns. The reason the biggest rally was held in DC was because it was theater designed to scare the kind of people who are easily spooked into doing the wrong thing: politicians.
As I pointed out recently, total spending by the NRA during the last election cycle was $54.4 million. Just four liberal groups that back gun control and donate only to Democrats spent $393 million total, outspending the NRA by 7-1. Yet nobody is accusing anti-gun politicians of being bought and in the pocket of anti-gun lobbying groups, like the ones that were really behind last weekend’s rally.
Maybe given enough time, mainstream media outlets will also start reporting that the turnout for the rally was only one-fourth what its promoters claimed…
Or that while the protesters were declaring that armed guards and guns don’t make anyone safer, their safety was being protected by a battalion of cops armed with handguns, (gasp!) AR-15 rifles and even (double gasp!) actual military equipment…
Or that as gun ownership exploded in recent years, violent crime has plummeted faster than the number of red state Democrats seeking selfies with Hillary Clinton…
Perhaps the big media outlets will eventually get over their rush of euphoria at thinking the ‘60s are back, and we’ll start seeing stories about the real effects of this big anti-gun show. One they’re already noticing is that it’s likely to have made millions of voters think that reelecting Democrats to power would endanger their Constitutional rights. Another that hasn’t been mentioned yet but I’ll toss it out there is that it’s likely to scare millions of parents into demanding to know what their kids are being taught in school by the “progressive” administrators who’ve taken over education during the past few decades.
I predict that seeing all those teenagers manipulated into demanding that their own Constitutional rights be taken away will result in a big rise in parents turning to home-schooling – not just to protect their kids from potential shootings, which are actually extremely rare, but from potential leftist brainwashing, which is unfortunately all too common.