Skip to comments.CNN Hides Anti-Gun Brady Campaign Affiliation of Doctor Trashing NRA(DOH!)
Posted on 11/13/2018 9:03:03 AM PST by rktman
On Saturday afternoon, CNN Newsroom gave attention to a Johns Hopkins Hospital trauma surgeon who has been criticizing the NRA, but the liberal news network, even while interviewing him, did not divulge that he is a board member of the anti-gun Brady Campaign.
Dr. Joseph Sakran was first brought up on CNN early Friday evening during The Situation Room in a report by correspondent Brian Todd which recounted the NRA reacting on Twitter to a group of doctors who recently called for more gun control.
Picking up on a tweet by Dr. Sakran, the report cited his views for much of the pre-recorded piece. On Saturday, the report was repeated at 12:45 p.m. Eastern on CNN Newsroom with Fredricka Whitfield.
Then, at 2:49 p.m., Whitfield interviewed him as a guest. Even though he was on screen for four and a half minutes, there were only a couple of brief moments -- one eight-second clip and one four-second segment -- when he was vaguely identified on screen as a "gun control advocate."
By contrast, on Friday evening, as MSNBC's Chris Matthews interviewed him on Hardball and gave him several minutes to promote his support for gun control, the MSNBC host at least informed viewers upfront that his guest is a board member of the Brady Campaign.
If an NRA board member were making news for criticizing an anti-gun group, there's no way that CNN would find that affiliation somehow not relevant enough to mention.
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I give, who dat be? Walt Duranty ???
Indeed, it is Uncle Walter.
Just another POS from the Middle East I’d venture a guess! He’s either a Muslim or a Secular Progressive Jew!
Doctors killed more people last year than guns.
I’ve actually heard of this guy before.
Exactly!! From CNBC (Feb. 2018):
A recent Johns Hopkins study claims more than 250,000 people in the U.S. die every year from medical errors. Other reports claim the numbers to be as high as 440,000.
Medical errors are the third-leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer.
Ray Sipherd, special to CNBC.com
It has as yet to happen but I can't wait to ask the virtue-signaling, pompous ass MD who tries about what goes on in his own backyard.
CNN creating fake news again!
*** the MSNBC host at least informed viewers upfront that his guest is a board member of the Brady Campaign. ***
The Brady Center is now the old Handgun Control Inc (HCI) founded by Nelson “Pete” Shields who laid out his anti gun plan to make all handguns TOTALLY ILLEGAL.
Nelson T. Pete Shields
Founder of Handgun Control, Inc.
Im convinced that we have to have federal legislation to build on. Were going to have to take one step at a time, and the first step is necessarily given the political realities going to be very modest.
Of course, its true that politicians will then go home and say, This is a great law. The problem is solved. And its also true that such statements will tend to defuse the gun-control issue for a time.
So then well have to strengthen that law, and then again to strengthen that law, and maybe again and again. Right now, though, wed be satisfied not with half a loaf but with a slice. Our ultimate goal total control of handguns in the United States is going to take time.
My estimate is from seven to ten years. The problem is to slow down the increasing number of handguns sold in this country. The second problem is to get them all registered. And the final problem is to make the possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition except for the military, policemen, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors totally illegal.
-Pete Shields, Chairman and founder, Handgun Control Inc., A Reporter At Large: Handguns, The New Yorker, July 26, 1976, 57-58
Yes, Im for an outright ban [on handguns].
-Pete Shields, Chairman emeritus, Handgun Control, Inc., 60 Minutes interview
HCI, around 1984, came out in favor of a ban on semi-auto rifles and shotguns.
I’ll stay out of your OR and you stay out of my gun safe.
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