Skip to comments.More on the NY Times gun lie… and media lies in general
Posted on 12/28/2011 3:54:43 PM PST by radioone
Glenn Reynolds has collected blog posts debunking Micheal Luos anti-gun propaganda the published yesterday in the New York Times.
Its pathetic how nakedly modern journalists serve the pursuit of ideological conversion through propaganda, instead of simply reporting the facts. Of course, that assumes that journalists were ever interested in reporting just the facts, and there is no indication that such a time ever really existed.
Its easy for people to look at areas in which they specialize and find the lies that editors and journalists pass off as news, but what people are afraid to do is consider is that the rest of the news is just as blinkered.
What we have here is just one story of hundreds published in the Times this week that has been conclusively debunked.
What would happen if all of the stories in the Times or the Washington Post, or your local newspaper or television news were subject to the sort of expert scrutiny as this Luo article, in a given day or week? What percentage of reporting would we discover is marginally biased, seriously slanted, or even fabricated?
I strongly suspect that the resulting scrutiny would reveal a dark and ugly secret that the media isnt remotely interested in reporting the news, its interested in shaping the news, and your perception of the world.
Ponder that the next time you read the news. Those writing it chose and shape the stories they publish not because these are the only stories worth publishing, but because these are the stories that can be shaped to serve their needs.
If you doubt this, please tell me how much youve read (for example) about Operation Fast and Furious outside of the blogosphere, and ask yourself if a Republican government would still be standing after orchestrating crimes that left hundreds of citizens of a neighboring state dead.
Get ready for the biggest pile of BULL EXCREMENT AND LIES that the world has ever heard. One billion dollars worth. From every radical left wing source on the face of the planet — all paid for by YOU, the American tax payer.
You did not think that “STIMULUS” money was all spent trying to turn the American economy around? You didn’t buy that one, did ya?
Local liberals are all excited because there was a drunken shootout between two legal handgun owners. Funny thing is that the local paper points out that there have been more than 4000 permits granted in the county over the last 10 years but only about 30 of those permits had been revoked. Almost all of the revocations were the result of other crimes not related to the gun.
We can expect more of this mega-BS from the NYT in the future. They are going bankrupt and will print anything to sell copy. It is only a matter of time before you will see the paper on food store checkout lines. Disgusting bunch of pinko pants- wetters.
I think that you have it a little backwards on this. They are not printing lies to sell copy. They are printing lies to advance the "progressive" agenda. They are going bankrupt because they have been printing lies for so long and it is being exposed by the new media.
The MSM has been willing to forgo profits in order to advance the leftist agenda for decades.
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