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On PBS, Bill Moyers Trashes America and the NRA As 'Venomous...Enablers of Death'
NewsBusters.org ^ | July 22, 2012 | Tim Graham

Posted on 07/22/2012 4:24:20 PM PDT by Kaslin

With the first heart-breaking headlines out of Colorado, gun-rights advocates just had to know that leftist lecturers in our media would mount their soap boxes and trash this country for its gun culture and trash the National Rifle Association as an "enabler of death -- paranoid, delusional, and as venomous as a scorpion."

But it's additionally sad that the soap box in this case is paid for by taxpayers -- in the form of taxpayer support for every PBS station that spews out this leftist loathing. On his show Moyers & Company, 78-year-old PBS omnipresence Bill Moyers reached back to America's inhumane and vicious Westward expansion, when so many blood-thirsty Americans were killed because of their ineptitude with firearms:

MOYERS: We are after all a country which began with the forced subjugation into slavery of millions of Africans and the reliance on arms against Native Americans for its Westward expansion. In truth, more settlers traveling the Oregon Trail died from accidental, self-inflicted gunshots wounds than Indian attacks - we were not only bloodthirsty but also inept.

Nonetheless, we have become so gun loving, so blasé about home-grown violence that in my lifetime alone, far more Americans have been casualties of domestic gunfire than have died in all our wars combined. In Arizona last year, just days after the Gabby Giffords shooting, sales of the weapon used in the slaughter - a 9 millimeter Glock semi-automatic pistol - doubled.

We are fooling ourselves. That the law could allow even an inflamed lunatic to easily acquire murderous weapons and not expect murderous consequences. Fooling ourselves that the Second Amendment’s guarantee of a "well-regulated militia" be construed as a God-given right to purchase and own just about any weapon of destruction you like. That's a license for murder and mayhem and it's a great fraud that has entered our history.

There's a video of which I'd like to remind you. You can see it on YouTube. In it, Adam Gadahn, an American born member of al Qaeda, the first U.S. citizen charged with treason since 1952, urges terrorists to carry out attacks on the United States. Right before your eyes he says: "America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms. You can go down to a gun show at the local convention center and come away with a fully automatic assault rifle, without a background check, and most likely, without having to show an identification card. So what are you waiting for?"

The killer in Colorado waited only for an opportunity, and there you have it - the arsenal of democracy transformed into the arsenal of death and the NRA -- the NRA is the enabler of death -- paranoid, delusional, and as venomous as a scorpion. With the weak-kneed acquiescence of our politicians, the National Rifle Association has turned the Second Amendment of the Constitution into a cruel hoax, a cruel and deadly hoax.

Anyone who thinks PBS is not a left-wing propaganda system supported involuntarily (in part) by conservative Americans has never flipped the remote control past the "public" broadcasting channels. The funders of PBS are enablers of vicious anti-conservative rhetoric, even at times of great national sorrow. 


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: 2012; billmoyer; billmoyers; criminalonthetake; democrats; douchebag; dumberthanarock; enemedia; intellectualwhore; leftwinglunatic; liberalfascism; liberalmedia; mediabias; moyers; nra; pbs
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To: Kaslin

Bet that Oregon Trail statistic is pure fabrication.

Pray for America


51 posted on 07/22/2012 5:21:54 PM PDT by bray (If you vote for a Communist, what's that make you?)
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To: True Republican Patriot; Jim Robinson

ETERNITY IS A HECK OF A LONG TIME LONGER THAN SIX< SEEN< OR EVEN NINE LONG DECADES LIVING HERE ON GOD’S TREASURED EARTH!
I BELIEVE IN JESUS and HIS FATHER< GOD! CREATOR OF OUR BEAUTIFUL AND AWESOME UNIVRESE! AND OF EACH OF US TO A CELL!
SEND OBAMA to were he belongs, a cell in Levenworth to rot to Hades until SATAN finally sucks the HOMO back to HELL for Eternity!


52 posted on 07/22/2012 5:23:18 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: Frank_2001

They told me in ‘64 that if I voted for Goldwater the economy would sink and the war in Vietnam would get worse. I did vote for Goldwater and lo and behold, they were rignt!


53 posted on 07/22/2012 5:31:58 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: Kaslin

It’s sickening how these “progressives” portray themselves as being the ones who care about people. They don’t even have the decency to wait until the deceased have been properly buried.

Moyers, couldn’t your damned crusade have waited for one lousy week? You foul blackhearted monster.


54 posted on 07/22/2012 5:33:59 PM PDT by hitkicker (The only thing worse than a politician is a child molester)
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To: Kaslin
more settlers traveling the Oregon Trail died from accidental, self-inflicted gunshots wounds than Indian attacks

This is even dumber that the old "we spent all this money on the Y2K bug and then nothing happened !" complaint.

Poor old man can't fathom that maybe one of the reasons Indian attacks didn't kill so many was that THE SETTLERS HAD GUNS .

55 posted on 07/22/2012 5:34:57 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Kaslin
You can go down to a gun show at the local convention center and come away with a fully automatic assault rifle, without a background check, and most likely, without having to show an identification card.

Bill, since you think Adam Gadahn's rantings have some contribution to make to public policy in the US, I invite you to go down to a "gun show at the local convention center and come away with a fully automatic assault rifle". Give it a try and get back to us, hmmm?

So tired of this country and this society basing its decisions on the outright lies told by the Left.

56 posted on 07/22/2012 5:37:53 PM PDT by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: mountainlion

Medical mistakes kill 100,000 patients a year so let’s ban all doctors.

Keep the pretty nurses though.


60’s-70’s tight white nurse outfits and voluminously implanted babes?

*sprong*

Shyeah......


57 posted on 07/22/2012 5:48:14 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Kaslin

The USA will be a better place when the likes of Bill Moyers are pushing up daisies. Rot in Hades Bill!


58 posted on 07/22/2012 5:52:26 PM PDT by ohioman
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To: Kaslin
The homosexual penis has killed more people in the US than have guns. Suck on that, Bill Moyers. Billie Sol should have buried you when he had the chance.
60 posted on 07/22/2012 5:55:56 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Saltmeat
"how many settlers"

And how many people have died from gun-related, domestic violence as compared to how many soldiers were killed in war? Over one million Americans soldiers have died in wars...not all from guns. I doubt Moyers's "facts" like I doubt all "facts" coming from leftists. I call Moyers a huge liar.

61 posted on 07/22/2012 5:57:07 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Saltmeat

Some 10% died from unsanitary water. They had no idea back then that using the same water over and over again at way stations or using stagnant water caused cholera. The cure of merely boiling water was not known then. Next came accidental deaths from drownings at river crossings, wagon accidents and other injuries where infection set in. The number of accidental deaths from firearm’s would be darn small as many of these folks had fought in the War of 1812 and/or then the Civil war,and other’s had hunted since boys. Heck, this PBS station is a joke. Add Juan Williams to it’s lying crew.


62 posted on 07/22/2012 6:02:08 PM PDT by Lumper20
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To: Kaslin

I think one last gun law ought to do it. If you’re a liberal then you disqualify for a gun license.


63 posted on 07/22/2012 6:06:00 PM PDT by marvlus
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To: HIDEK6
Isn’t moyers dead?

Only his brain.

64 posted on 07/22/2012 6:06:00 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Kaslin
On PBS, Bill Moyers Trashes America and the NRA As 'Venomous...Enablers of Death'

Bill Moyers: Communist Whore

65 posted on 07/22/2012 6:21:25 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Kaslin

Moyers is a pimple on the buttocks of mankind!


66 posted on 07/22/2012 6:28:26 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Kaslin
Moyers knows the territory...
67 posted on 07/22/2012 6:41:08 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: HIDEK6
unfortunately no... still sucking at the government teat too i see
68 posted on 07/22/2012 7:19:30 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Kaslin
"we were not only bloodthirsty but also inept."

Who is this "we" of whom he speaks?

Somebody please lock up this raving fool and throw away the key.

69 posted on 07/22/2012 7:26:45 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: HIDEK6

No, but he’s well pickled.


70 posted on 07/22/2012 7:32:46 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: Kaslin
" sales of the weapon used in the slaughter - a 9 millimeter Glock semi-automatic pistol - doubled."

If us dumb toothless hicks weren't justifiably concerned about some leftist demagogue trying to whip the ignorant into grabbing every gun used by a shooter, this wouldn't happen.

71 posted on 07/22/2012 7:44:14 PM PDT by mbennett203 ("Bulrog, a tough brute ninja who has dedicated his life to eradicating the world from hippies.")
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To: Kaslin
MOYERS: We are after all a country which began with the forced subjugation into slavery of millions of Africans and the reliance on arms against Native Americans for its Westward expansion.

Still draggin out that ole slavery bit huh? Get the eff over it already!

See tagline.

72 posted on 07/22/2012 8:26:13 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: HIDEK6

“Isn’t moyers dead?”

From the neck up...yes.


73 posted on 07/22/2012 8:46:39 PM PDT by ChowChowFace
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To: Kaslin

Moyers has been slurping from the public trough for decades, while no doubt having private security and living in “safe neighborhoods”

He is the Poster Boy for why PBS should not just be defunded, but disbanded.


74 posted on 07/22/2012 9:11:30 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: HIDEK6
Isn't Moyers dead?

Bill Moyers: Christian Atheist

If Moyers is saved, he will suffer great loss. But he has every indicator of being a reprobate, rejected, twice dead (Jude 12). He may have been a cultural "christian". There are many such unregenerate in positions of authority in churches, who deceive and lead astray.

Jesus is not pleased in either case:

(Jesus speaking) It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. (Luke 17:2)

But I am sure Moyers would call me an unenlightened fundy, another indicator (1 John 5:1), and my use of scripture a substitute for reason thus showing his rejection of the witness of God (1 John 5:9-12)

75 posted on 07/22/2012 9:19:29 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: mountainlion

The only difference between people trapped in a theatre facing a killer with a gun and an unwanted unborn trapped in a hostile womb facing a doctor with a knife is...........the people in the theatre have a chance to escape. We are living with their values and standards, when there is murder they blame a gun, not their lack of value for human life.


76 posted on 07/22/2012 9:20:38 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Kaslin

His kids, William, Alice, and John must be real proud.


77 posted on 07/22/2012 9:28:04 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: mountainlion

While America Sleeps: How Islam, Immigration and Indoctrination Are Destroying America From Within by Wells Draughon

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0595435246/ref=cm_cr_asin_lnk


78 posted on 07/22/2012 9:34:27 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: All

Research how Bill Moyers and his family became multi-millionaires while working at PBS on our dimes. You will puke.


79 posted on 07/22/2012 9:40:14 PM PDT by Octar
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Except the history of the Oregon Trail he uses sounds like it came from Fauxahontas.


80 posted on 07/22/2012 9:52:24 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: mountainlion

Allow me to add a couple: More people die under the care of doctors than are killed by firearms. Ban doctors.

Many people die in beds. Ban beds.


81 posted on 07/22/2012 9:56:50 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Public unions exist to protect the unions from the taxpaying public)
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To: Lumper20

I wonder if an assumption is being made that the toll of deadly accidents was largely due to weapons and then the calculated conclusion is being trumpeted, circularly, as truth. I agree this would be unlikely on that rugged and ready trail. Especially as you point out this is before modern sanitation and the advent of the antibiotic, which has rendered many former formidable menaces trivial.


82 posted on 07/22/2012 10:12:36 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: nonsporting

It’s certainly possible for a once fervently believing Christian to fall into a degenerate form of the gospel, as if fallen earth could be engineered into heaven. A theology not too far removed from that is behind the final verse of the popular patriotic hymn “America The Beautiful.” Nope, there won’t be an America as such — though there will be many souls who had lived in America as well as all around the globe — in a place “undimmed by human tears.”


83 posted on 07/22/2012 10:16:13 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Kaslin
You can go down to a gun show at the local convention center and come away with a fully automatic assault rifle, without a background check, and most likely, without having to show an identification card. So what are you waiting for?"

Moyers is LYING on MY (and your) DIME!

It's way past time to defund the entire PBS system - "Non-profit" my a$$! The government has NO BUSINESS being in the broadcasting business.

If he wants to lie, he should have to find investors or sponsors who are willing to pay for his lies.

Mark

84 posted on 07/22/2012 10:25:56 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Kaslin
who is Bill Moyers ? a guy who commutes on the public bus system? If he was serious about his he would at least buy buy car so he could be on time for work
85 posted on 07/22/2012 10:27:51 PM PDT by KingNo155
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To: Kaslin
who is Bill Moyers ? a guy who commutes on the public bus system? If he was serious about his job he wuld atleast buy buy car so he could be on time for work
86 posted on 07/22/2012 10:30:34 PM PDT by KingNo155
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To: Kaslin
who is Bill Moyers ? a guy who commutes on the public bus system? If he was serious about his job he wuld atleast buy buy car so he could be on time for work
87 posted on 07/22/2012 10:30:44 PM PDT by KingNo155
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To: Kaslin
who is Bill Moyers ? a guy who commutes on the public bus system? If he was serious about his job he wuld atleast buy buy car so he could be on time for work
88 posted on 07/22/2012 10:30:44 PM PDT by KingNo155
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To: Kaslin

who is Bill Moyers ? a guy who commutes on the public bus system? If he was serious about his job he would at least buy a car so he could be on time for work


89 posted on 07/22/2012 10:31:50 PM PDT by KingNo155
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To: mountainlion

Let us get rid of government bloat and cops’ UAVs first, then maybe we won’t even have to discuss the rest cuz I might not feel the need to arm myself by then and the point will be moot.

Free speech was attacked in a theater. Moyer should ask himself how do we defend our free speech then?


90 posted on 07/22/2012 10:43:11 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: HIDEK6
Isn’t moyers dead?

I thought he was dead.
91 posted on 07/22/2012 11:09:32 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: Kaslin

Woah! Hello! Hello! Is this thing on? I’m still here!

-Bill Moyers


92 posted on 07/23/2012 1:18:43 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Kaslin

Senseless boob alert.


93 posted on 07/23/2012 8:15:34 AM PDT by BearArms
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To: MissMagnolia

Right. Gun sales have shot through the roof ...but we have no increased rash of gun violence on record now, do we?

Amazing how that works.


94 posted on 07/23/2012 8:37:38 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Kaslin
BTTT

it escapes the notice of the gun banners who reject self defense & nat'l defense but support child killing, that if civilization were technologically reduced to the stone age, criminals hell bent on assault, murder, rape, theft, etc would simply use wooden clubs & or stone axes/rocks to perpetrate piracy.

it also seems to be lost on them that it is human nature that is the source of crime, violence & injustice.

"And He was saying, “That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man. 21“For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, 22deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness. 23“All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man.” Gospel of Mark 7:20-23

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

95 posted on 07/24/2012 9:04:21 AM PDT by Psalm_2 (Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 NASB)
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