Accuracy in Media

We might be becoming inured to the tragedy of mass shootings, but the breathtakingly thoughtless comments from the left and some in the mainstream media have not lost their power to shock.

After at least 59 people were killed and more than 500 wounded in Las Vegas on Sunday night, Hayley Gerftman-Gold, a legal executive for CBS News, demonstrated the network’s attitude toward the shootings with a twitter conversation.

“If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that the Repugs will ever do the right thing.” Gefrtman-Gold wrote on Twitter. “I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are Republican gun-toters.”

To which her friend, Erin Fagan Silber, replies, “Yeah … I was thinking that since this directly hits the country-music population … maybe they will actually do something now. But after Sandy Hook, Republicans reacted by wanting to arm teachers. So lets see what today’s response is. I’m sure it will be just as pathetic.”

Doing the right thing means a ritualistic slaughter of the Second Amendment, of course. If only guns were illegal, as they are in Chicago, no one would ever get shot. And if they attend a country music concert, they must be Republican gun toters and thus unworthy of sympathy.

This was too much even for CBS News, which fired her later in the day.

Hillary Clinton, trying to stay relevant after her humiliating loss to President Trump last November, sounded a familiar theme in a series of tweets.

“Our grief isn’t enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again,” she led off. “The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots,” she railed in Tweet No.2. “Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get.”

Clinton’s opportunistic quotes, coming just hours after the shootings, met a wall of opposition from conservatives and others. Many pointed out how quickly she turned this into an opportunity to attack NRA. Others, such as radio personality Dana Loesch, pointed out, “Suppressors only reduce by a few decibels, still same decibel level as a jackhammer,” which, even 32 stories down, would have been heard by the crowd.

Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, said this time it is time to talk gun control. “I almost know how it’s going to play out,” he said on the program. “We’re shocked. We’re sad. Thoughts and prayers, and then almost on cue, people are going to come out saying, ‘Whatever you do when speaking about the shootings, don’t talk about guns.’”

“I almost know how it’s going to play out,” Noah said on the program. “We’re shocked. We’re sad. Thoughts and prayers, and then almost on cue, people are going to come out saying, ‘Whatever you do when speaking about the shootings, don’t talk about guns.’”

He took issue with the statement from Sarah Huckabee Sanders, President Trump’s press secretary, who said, “There is a time and place for political debate, but now is the time to unite as a country.”

“When is the time?” Noah asked. “And also, if you say after a mass shooting is ‘never the time,’ you’ll never have the conversation in American because there is a mass shooting almost every single day. So when is the time?

“When a plane crashes, we talk about plane safety immediately. When a bridge collapses, we talk about infrastructure immediately. We seem to do everything to avoid talking about guns.”

To Noah’s question about when is the right time to talk about liberal politics, the answer is not when the nation is trying to make sense of why one of us had so much contempt for the rest of us that he started shooting as many of us as he could from a hotel window. 





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Comments

  • Rich Schmidt

    Does anyone believe that a man as dedicated to single-minded destruction as was Paddock, would obey any regulatory laws. No, in fact he probably did, when convenient for him obey laws regarding guns.
    No, anti-2nd amendment fools, anxious to give up other peoples rights to assauge their own self-centered fears, exploit every gun related event to confiscate firearms from responsible citizens despite the fact that we already have firearm regulations that are not being enforced and/or ignored by outlaw users.
    The REAL reason for 2nd amendment rights is to insure that an armed government cannot subjugate its citizenry by overt force. The sympathies of gun banners simply believe that that such subjugation won’t happen. It probably won’t, but that because we have the 2nd amendment.

  • J. Glenn

    This push for gun control laws (effectively a ban on personal weaponry) reminds me of everything Democrats do on behalf of socialist tyranny in this country — from Wilson and federal income tax to FDR and Social Security to LBJ and Medicare to Clinton/Obama and healthcare. Socialists don’t care who they have to kill or how many, having killed nearly half-a-billion people since the mid 19th century (and I include both world wars last century followed, not by “peace and liberty,” but massive famines in east Asia).

    This brings me to my point: Democrats know how to work the masses, to create optics. Now we have two enraged older white males (no longer Middle Eastern or black men) who have gone on shooting rampages. I heard a guy on Limbaugh suggest this guy may have been paid off, perhaps dying of a fatal disease. The caller want to know if there will be an autopsy. Good question.Socialists are as surreptitious as they are evil.

  • Peter

    The dead, possibly innocent, patsy had to be a man with no criminal record, to send the clear message home to all, that guns must also be banned from law abiding people. That being of stable mind is no exception. The Hegelian dialect synthesised. A synthetic synthesis to force an outcome.
    When that mind battle is won, is when the imminent carnage begins. The Fascist supra government springs to the fore from behind the shadow government serving its every whim. The mass media will direct the public opinion spoonfed. Out come the guillotines in waiting, for the pending horror spectacle.
    But I don’t believe that will happen. John Lennon said quite rightly: “Life is what happens when your’e busy making other plans”. What will happen because America swoons over its puppet government that dwells in the shadow of the Vatican supra government under Satan Rev 17:18 / Isaiah 14:4,5,9,10 RSV and 12 KJV – is that America has a date with the east wind, the wind of the LORD Hosea 13:15-16.
    The thing to do to avert this is to get back under the shadow of God Hosea 14:7, which entails trashing the Vatican Isaiah 27:9, with its mad images and idols and idolatrous rituals involving sorcery, curses, spells and human sacrifice of your sons in war. Stop the violence of warfare and instead be splendidly isolationist again. By this the guilt of Jacob will be expiated, and this will be the full fruit of the removal of their sin. Isaiah 27:9. Your choice.

  • samo war
  • TED

    It’s w-a-y past the time when effective gun control might once have been possible. Now, the NRA and the gun manufacturers and sellers have become the de facto “home-grown terrorists” in this country … with some 90,000 to 100,000 people being injured annually by guns … and some 35,000 to 40,000 being killed annually. The dead alone amount to some 96 to 110 DAILY !!! An excellent “kill ratio” for ANY organization of “terrorists” !!!

  • NERDWORLD PROBLEMS

    Here we are again, the latest in false flag BS to try and push for gun control. There were 2 hospitals that the injured were taken to, neither said anything about gun shot wounds, just injuries. One said they took in 104 people total and that 4 had died. The other said they had taken in 180 total and that 14 had died. This is a far cry from the numbers the FBI are claiming. They also claimed the ‘shooter’ was actively shooting people for 1 hr and 14 minutes before the cops found him in the hotel, but they were wandering around after they were called for 1/2 an hr and didn’t hear anything at all. In the video that shows when people first started to stampede, the sounds of gunfire don’t sound real, sounds more like its coming from speakers like someone is playing a movie or a video game. For one thing there is no echo, which there would have been if the sounds were coming from building. The large face of the building would have naturally bounced the sound toward the area where the people were sitting, it would have been doubled. No one is reacting to anything till someone shouts something about gunshots. I believe people really did die this time, but from being trampled in the stampede to get out of the area after some one shouted about hearing gunshots, not from actual gunshots. The police on the scene said they found the man dead in the hotel room, but the later reports claim that 2 officers were injured in a shoot out with the shooter. He must have been one of those Democrat zombie voters, you can’t keep a good commie down.

  • John Wirts

    This latest issue of “gun Control” actually people control, making citizens into subjects of the entitled elite. there need to be 3 changes to make this somewhat equitable! 1) Check all existing anti gun laws for duplicate, unfunded, unenforced laws! Enforce a total moratorium on any bill introduction until all duplicate, unfunded,and unenforced laws are repealed! If some of the repealed laws are determined to be necessary, they may be introduced as a new bill, with source and amount of funding fully disclosed, the agency to enforce this new law disclosed with enforcement requirements. 2) No law is permitted to exempt anyone from the law, Politicians, jurists, political supporters of politicians, union officials, all must be held accountable to the law as drafted. 3) Anyone who designates a “gun free zone” must have the signature block of the person ordering the “gun free zone” with signature on all copies of the “gun free zone” establishment documents, and all signage must also have this information on all signage. This person or group must be held criminally and civilly responsible as an accessory to whatever crime(s) are committed in the “gun free zone” where people are not able to defend themselves.

  • samo war
  • Alton Gayle

    Where pray tell are you getting your so-called statistics? I don’t think you know what your talking about. Got news, chump. Go back to your little cubby hole and cry baby cry. Leave the grown ups to do the real work. You aren’t up to at all.