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Donít trust sloppy mainstream reporting for gun rights news
Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 4 August, 2011 | David Codrea

Posted on 08/05/2011 5:08:27 AM PDT by marktwain

Regular readers are familiar with “Authorized Journalists,” a term I penned to characterize professional reporters, editors, producers and the like who consistently treat gun-related stories with ignorance, bias and deliberate indifference. If left to these, we would not be having Gunwalker hearings and the 90% lie would be the unchallenged common wisdom.

A good example of journalistic malpractice was published the other day in The Whittier Daily News. “Schiff wants more oversight of ATF,” the headline read, and the story went on to report:

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, wants the federal government to exert more oversight on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives by giving Congress the ability to request gun trace information.

The Schiff request - in the form of a rider to an appropriations bill - comes in the wake of revelations about Operation Fast and Furious.

Only one problem—Schiff offered his amendment on July 13 and reported:

Regrettably, the committee rejected the amendment by a vote of 20-27.

You can see the roll call vote here.

Perhaps he introduced the same thing in another appropriations bill?

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; news; schiff
Of course, the real purpose of the Schiff amendment is anything but oversight of the ATF. It is actually to all all members of congress to use ATF trace information to fabricate cherry picked statistics to attack the Second Amendment rights of all citizens.
1 posted on 08/05/2011 5:08:33 AM PDT by marktwain
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