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Let's not let NRA's LaPierre misdirect us with ignorance, lies about media [Moron Alert]
Baltimore Sun ^ | 12/21/12 | David Zuraw

Posted on 12/22/2012 8:04:45 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

What an ignorant, dishonest and pathetic response to Sandy Hook today from the National Rifle Association.

As a media critic, I will limit myself to the disingenuous attack on the media from Wayne LaPierre, chief executive of the organization. Of course, it's a shameless attempt to avoid accepting any responsibility by his organization.

But in the interest of a sane discussion about media violence -- rather than the demagogued, crazy-right-wing-paranoid speechifying of LaPierre -- some social science research, facts and context need to be presented.

(Excerpt) Read more at articles.baltimoresun.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; media; mediabias; secondamendment; violence
Zuraw is an assclown.
1 posted on 12/22/2012 8:04:51 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
Please feel free to copy and share these meme images outside of the conservative choir, where they will do some good by at least stirring some strange new concepts inside the dim minds of brainwashed liberal bliss ninnies.

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2 posted on 12/22/2012 8:06:55 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Mr. Zuraw is quick to attack an Amendment he doesn’t care about and equally quick to defend the Amendment his livelihood depends on.

Have you figured out the lesson LaPierre is trying to teach you, Mr. Zuraw?

I didn’t think so. He advocates for the destruction of the Second Amendment not realizing that by doing so he indirectly advocates for the destruction of the entire Bill of Rights.

Mr. Zuraw, don’t say to yourself that the First Amendment won’t be harmed (it already has been), or that politicians wouldn’t dare attack it. The Gun crowd told ourselves that for a half a century and look where we are at now. You will be next if we lose.


3 posted on 12/22/2012 8:16:06 AM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: Travis McGee

One would think that liberals would endorse having armed police on every campus in America, since they won’t take responsibility for protecting themselves and think that statist agencies like the TSA and Homeland Security are a good thing. Besides, having a bunch of cops on campus will get the children used to being good little sheeples.


4 posted on 12/22/2012 8:33:42 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Of course, it's a shameless attempt to avoid accepting any responsibility by his organization.

Evil has no reflection. They are once again blaming someone else for their liberal policy failures.
The NRA has never advocated for any type of pro-death policy. The media celebrates those policies.

The Sandy Hook killers name and image, like all the crazed killers before him, will now be added to the medias celebrity hall of fame.
If this killer manages to get the American people disarmed, he could be nominated Times left wing hero of the year. A 10 foot Nobel Emmy Peace Prize would become his tombstone.

5 posted on 12/22/2012 8:36:44 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: SoFloFreeper
it's a shameless attempt to avoid accepting any responsibility by his organization.

Just what responsibility does the NRA have for the Sandy Hook shootings? How does an organization that lobbies for responsible gun ownership bear any liability whatsoever for a madman who acts completely on his own, in utter defiance of not just the NRA but humanity itself, and uses weapons he stole?

This is a shameless attempt to blame the failings of a deranged individual on an organization that has nothing to do with him, nor he with it.

It's called "conflation," and it's nothing more than irrational leftist (but I repeat myself) trickery.

6 posted on 12/22/2012 8:44:34 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: SoFloFreeper
What an ignorant, dishonest and pathetic response

to Wayne LaPierre's speech.

7 posted on 12/22/2012 8:46:03 AM PST by Hardastarboard (Bringing children to America without immigration documents is child abuse. Let's end it.)
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To: txnativegop

Below are some of the more recent, local, (East New York State) deaths attributable to Minivans/SUVs. Obviously, we need to ban Minivans/SUVs because they also occasion multiple killings ...and the banning would also provide the of Greening our environment. PLEASE note that the operators of the death machines in the examples cited were in ALL case WOMEN. Perhaps the initial step for safety’s sake, should be the elimination of women divers, and then the vehicles.

Mom Drives Minivan Into NY’s Hudson River After Home Spat, Killing Self & 3 Kids Posted on April 13, 2011 at 2:11am
NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who had just been involved in a domestic dispute loaded her four children into a minivan Tuesday night before letting one out and driving the rest of them into the Hudson River, firefighters said. The woman and three young children were killed.

2 years after crash, victims expect few answers from HBO film
By Jonathan Bandler, The (Westchester, N.Y.) Journal News
Updated 7/25/2011 11:59 AM
Two years after the Taconic State Parkway crash in New York that took eight lives, Michael Bastardi Jr. is still waiting for answers, justice and some peace of mind.
The documentary explores what might have led Long Island, N.Y., mom Diane Schuler to speed (in a mini-van) the wrong way down the parkway with a van full of kids and then slam into an SUV carrying Bastardi’s father, brother and a family friend.

Bronx Zoo Minivan Accident: Seven Killed
Posted: April 29, 2012
Seven people were killed on April 29, 2012 when a minivan lost control and plummeted over 12 feet from a Bronx River Parkway overpass, eventually coming to a halt in the Bronx Zoo, law enforcement stated. Three of the deaths derived from the one-vehicle accident were children, said spokesman of the Fire Department, Jim Long.
Three young girls, ages 12, 10, and 7, three women, ages 80, 45, and 30, and an 84-year-old man were all injured or killed in the horrible Bronx Zoo minivan crash. The van passengers were the only casualties as a result of the tragedy. …operated by a 45-year-old woman, was driving at roughly 70 miles per hour

Memorial to be held for victims in Voorheesville triple fatal
By: YNN Web Staff
08/15/2012 06:39 AM
VOORHEESVILLE, N.Y. — A memorial will be held today for the three women who were killed last summer when they were struck and killed by a minivan while standing in front of a church in Voorheesville. ……
Carol Lansing, Rose Marie Hume, and Fran Pallozzi were killed on August 10th of last year outside Saint Matthew’s Church while they were waiting to go on a guided walk with the group. Police say Luann Burgess lost control of her minivan going 46 miles per hour when she hit the women. She says her flip flop got lodged under the gas pedal.
Burgess was charged with nine counts last week, including aggravated vehicular homicide, criminally negligent homicide, driving while ability impaired, reckless driving and speeding. Toxicology results showed Burgess was taking three prescription medications for Parkinson’s disease at the time of the crash.


8 posted on 12/22/2012 8:51:10 AM PST by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Ping!


9 posted on 12/22/2012 8:57:55 AM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: BilLies

Tsk! Tsk! You know it isn’t nice to use such tactics against liberals. They have ‘good intentions,’ and that is all that matters. To batter them with statements that challenge their concept of logic is terribly cruel and heartless. You are a typical evil Conservative! You Meanie!

/sarc.


10 posted on 12/22/2012 9:00:49 AM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"demagogue-crazed, crazy right-wing paranoid"

Sure by all means Zuraw lets have an honest, level-headed discussion about the topic. Sheesh. Was this idiot high on something when scribbled this drivel? The last thing these anti-gun nuts want is an honest discussion.

11 posted on 12/22/2012 9:25:08 AM PST by driftless2
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To: SoFloFreeper

The assclown spells his name:

David Zurawik

Don’t want the “NO thought” police getting their instructions from the wrong assclown.


12 posted on 12/22/2012 9:40:40 AM PST by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

God forbid we let protecting kids in school get in the way of the real story, the NRA criticizing the media.


13 posted on 12/22/2012 9:51:32 AM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

God forbid we let protecting kids in school get in the way of the real story, the NRA criticizing the media.


14 posted on 12/22/2012 9:51:54 AM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

There is no evidence that availability of weapons causes violent behavior, but who cares when you have an antigun agenda and a closed mind. He is everything he accuses LaPierre of being.


15 posted on 12/22/2012 10:07:06 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

That he is. This is not journalism, or news. This is DU talking points in print. But the liberal media never pretended to be unbiased.


16 posted on 12/22/2012 10:18:40 AM PST by darkangel82
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To: Travis McGee

I am waiting for the other shoe to drop. We will surely get another false flag soon. We don’t know when and what, but it is going to happen.


17 posted on 12/22/2012 10:19:45 AM PST by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: SoFloFreeper
This scumbag is a TV critic so there is NO way he would EVER admit that the violence on TV and in Hollywood's movies contribute to the climate of violence that makes crazies like Lanza act.
18 posted on 12/22/2012 10:56:37 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Funny how there’s no mention of the number of children killed by:

AIDS
Islamics
Abortion
Minority males
Minority females
Drugs
Drug addled “parents”


19 posted on 12/22/2012 11:37:36 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Elections do have consequences, young people of America)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
Mexico has the strongest anti-gun laws in the Americas.

How is that working out for them?

20 posted on 12/22/2012 11:37:48 AM PST by River_Wrangler (Nothing difficult is ever easy!)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Oh yeah, and Illegal Immigrants


21 posted on 12/22/2012 11:39:51 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Elections do have consequences, young people of America)
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To: SoFloFreeper
His article is unintentionally hilarious. Because he can't prove that individuals aren't adversely affected by violence in the media, and in fact suggests that some are, but argues that we can't all give out our free speech rights on that chance. In fact, to quote:
"And if you go down the track LaPierre is trying to send the discussion, you wind up with such a sanitized and politically correct popular culture that you can't have TV series like HBO's "The Wire" or "The Sopranos." Are you ready to shred the First Amendment that way?"
Note: he attacks the track of the discussion. In other words, he argues that La Pierre, by using words, is threatening our freedom to use words, so we should stop him.

And at the same time, he says that we couldn't give up our rights to speech on the off chance it might help, but we for sure should give up our gun rights on the off chance it might help.

And he completely ignored the real attack on the media, which is that the media sensationalizes those who commit these crimes, giving others the idea they should do the same.

22 posted on 12/22/2012 11:55:38 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: SoFloFreeper

He’s just another liar, one whose article, distilled to a single sentence, says, “It’s not the media’s fault; it’s the NRA’s fault.”

If he wants to compare the influence of both entities, who got obama re-elected, the media or the NRA?


23 posted on 12/22/2012 12:05:12 PM PST by DPMD
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To: SoFloFreeper

Golly, did anybody think the media would applaud LaPierre for pointing out that they are encouraging these nuts by offering them mass publicity?


24 posted on 12/22/2012 1:14:47 PM PST by ozzymandus
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