Media bias on display

March 27, 2018

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:

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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  • Frederick Chismar

    03/28/2018 07:18 PM

    I saw signs on the FOX News march coverage that read "DISARM THE POLICE"! That is irrational. From what I see and read, even anti - 2nd Amendment gun grabbers still want their body guards and law enforcement to be armed.

  • Janette Garner

    03/28/2018 05:18 PM

    The interviews I have seen with these anti-gun kids have shown how frighteningly uninformed they are. They don't know what assault rifles, AR15's or "military" equipment are. They have no idea what the Second Amendment says. That leads me to believe they were paid to be there, they figured it was a great way to ditch school with no consequences or maybe their teachers promised them extra credit (and a participation trophy) if they went!

  • Robert McFate

    03/28/2018 01:40 PM

    Huck; I pray that parents do take back the education system and re-instate morals back into it!

  • Cynthia Pacheco

    03/28/2018 12:59 PM

    I agree with Lillian Clark. I sent one to university and lost him to the ultra-liberal, pro-abortion mindset. My other three sons attended the local 2-year college with a trade school curricula and can actually think for themselves. I hope none of my grandchildren go to university.

  • Thomas Bentley

    03/28/2018 11:18 AM

    I didn’t know so many teenagers had enough money to get to Washington. Who paid for the tickets? Why would parents put their kids in harms way ?

  • raymond smeal

    03/28/2018 10:59 AM

    It's a shame that our young school students are being so brainwashed. By the time they reach their 30's or 40's, they will be slaves to the government. I fear for my children and grandchildren who will be living in a socialist or communist country right here in post America.

  • Lillian Clark

    03/27/2018 09:30 PM

    Well said. I pray my grandsons do not go to college. During the sixties, a few professors were too liberal. When my child was in college, it seemed like the majority of her professors were way too liberal. I do not want my grandchildren subjected to the brainwashing that is called higher education.

  • Mackie Braden

    03/27/2018 06:06 PM

    The student March was anything but nonpartisan.

  • Mike Habersack

    03/27/2018 05:23 PM

    Amazing to see the obvious tilt on the mainstream media. Fortunately there nuggets for those that are willing to dig - like the CBS story from Florida showing David Hogg in an interview saying that he was home during the Parkland shooting.

    An alert public is the best defense against a biased media.