Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

CBS Pelley pegs it; time to ask anti-gunners the hard ones
Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 12 May, 2013 | Dave Workman

Posted on 05/13/2013 4:26:07 PM PDT by marktwain

CBS News’ Scott Pelley, speaking at Quinnipiac University Friday, admitted that big news agencies are “wrong, over and over again,” so now would be a good time for them to start getting it right.

Ask the tough questions of the gun prohibition lobby, and anti-gun media personalities, now that the Bureau of Justice Statistics and Pew Research Center have both released reports loaded with strong evidence that gun grabbers have been wrong on firearms and crime for the past 20 years. This has anti-gunners feverishly spinning the news.

Firearm-related homicides have declined dramatically during a period when gun sales have climbed and gun ownership has expanded. Explain that.

Gun control groups call themselves “gun safety” organizations, yet they do not have a single certified instructor teaching a single firearms safety class anywhere in the nation. Explain that.

The number of law-abiding citizens who are legally licensed to carry concealed has more than doubled over the past two decades, yet gun-related homicides have dropped 39 percent, which is exactly the opposite of what the gun ban lobby has repeatedly predicted. Explain that.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; media; pelly; propaganda; secondamendment
Perhaps the MSM will be held to account, some day.
1 posted on 05/13/2013 4:26:07 PM PDT by marktwain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: marktwain
"Perhaps the MSM will be held to account, some day."

Perhaps tap-dancing gerbils will fly out of my ass.

2 posted on 05/13/2013 4:31:18 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

I guess one of the atvantage of being a leftist media blowhard like CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, ect.. is little things like results and facts can be swept under the rug.

It is our job to not only get theses fact and results out, but to uses them ourselfs to make our communities and States safer.

Liberals can ignore reality until the only one left in their domain with guns kills or abuses them. That is no reason we should leave ourselves and our neighbors subject to this nuttiness.

Buy a gun, LEARN to uses it safely, and make sure your children grow up to know. Don’t be a helpless fool.


3 posted on 05/13/2013 4:32:30 PM PDT by Monorprise
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

Pelley is right, but don’t hold your breath. Defending the Constitution and the civil right of self-defense doesn’t stroke little journalistic egos the way Making A Difference, Changing The World, and Making A Statement Against Gun Violence do. Because nothing makes society safer than oppressing the hell out of somebody you’ve decided you don’t like. BTT.


4 posted on 05/13/2013 4:33:37 PM PDT by Billthedrill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

Maybe the old MSM is starting to face reality.


5 posted on 05/13/2013 4:35:05 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

Did Pelly get mugged recently????

Just curious.....


6 posted on 05/13/2013 4:37:15 PM PDT by GraceG
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Biggirl
Pelly doesn't have standing to presume to ask.
7 posted on 05/13/2013 4:38:16 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Eric in the Ozarks

Coming to the Q and A a bit late.


8 posted on 05/13/2013 4:39:06 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

Any time I get into a debate with liberals on the topic, I ask if they think that you should have to register to get an abortion, and while a background check is conducted and your name registered as an abortionist, if they’d enjoy a 5-15 day waiting period until they could actually have their abortion. Should they have their fingerprints taken, perhaps photograph as well, and be required to show photo identification and have that identification copied?

What about to do this same thing for speaking out about an issue, or for publishing a newspaper article, or for even taking a picture in a public place? All of these things liberals recognize as rights in the constitution, yet mysteriously they invent hunting reasons or only state militias when it comes to guns. And focusing on abortion eliminates the whole defense of ‘well, my pen isn’t something that is designed to kill a person.’


9 posted on 05/13/2013 4:39:07 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GraceG

The OP is Dave Workman, riffing off Pelly’s remark that news reports get details wrong, like addresses, so are losing credibility. Pelly made no criticism of the left-wing or policy slant exhibited by the press, nor did he remark about gross inaccuracies in substantive reporting.


10 posted on 05/13/2013 4:41:14 PM PDT by Cboldt
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

11 posted on 05/13/2013 4:41:38 PM PDT by Bratch
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GraceG
...pfffft... Pelly the little wooosie...

pushing too much iron and not enough IQ.

12 posted on 05/13/2013 4:51:50 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: fieldmarshaldj

I’d about pay money to see that.

Well,,,, No I wouldn’t. Maybe if I’ve had a few to drink first. lol


13 posted on 05/13/2013 4:51:55 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: fieldmarshaldj
Perhaps tap-dancing gerbils will fly out of my ass

Be sure to post us the YouTube link for that if|when ? !



14 posted on 05/13/2013 4:53:56 PM PDT by tomkat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Biggirl

The Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is diminishing. People including some low information voters are coming to realize the MSM is not telling them the truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth.


15 posted on 05/13/2013 6:14:39 PM PDT by dmcnash (Back off! I'm a Scientist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

From the Headline I thought this was a Tony Wiener thread

TT


16 posted on 05/14/2013 6:05:13 AM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson