POLITICO Admits, Reports on, Liberal Media Bias in Gun Debate
A major news organization (besides Fox) has finally acknowledged the media bias in regards to the gun debate.
POLITICO ran a piece today that called out the liberal media for coming down hard on lawmakers after the major defeat suffered by gun control advocates this week.
Of course for those of us on the pro-gun side of things the media bias (and ignorance) is overwhelming.
According to POLITICO,
Nonetheless, leading media figures and outlets still tried to shame the Senate. CNN’s Piers Morgan, a longstanding gun control advocate, called the Senate “a pathetic, gutless bunch of cowards.” MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said the American people had been “insulted,” and called it “a turning point in the history of the Republican Party.” The New York Times published a scathing editorial from Gabrielle Giffords, who accused the Senate of being “in the gun lobby’s grip,” and the Huffington Post splashed the images of shooting victims across the top of its homepage below the headline: “No Justice.”
Others went beyond criticism and embraced advocacy. The New York Daily News, which had published a crusading series of covers criticizing politicians for their opposition to gun control, ran photographs of the 46 Senators who had opposed allowing a vote on the background check measure alongside a phone number, urging readers to call and complain. HuffPo’s Ryan Grim similarly published those Senators’ Twitter handles urging readers to “let them know how you feel.” MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski took to Twitter herself and wrote 46 separate tweets publicly shaming those Senators.
I really wish news agencies would just REPORT. THE. FREAKING. NEWS.