During a press conference in Philadelphia on Monday on new gun laws, Vice President Joe Biden said the White House will be counting on what he called the “legitimate news media” to help push their gun control agenda.
“The President and I are going to continue to travel the country,” Biden said, “so that what we’re proposing can’t be misrepresented.”
“To be very blunt with you, we’re counting on all of you—the legitimate news media—to cover these discussions because the truth is that times have changed.”
“The social media that exists out there, the tragedies that have occurred, the Supreme Court decision affirming that it’s an individual right to bear arms––all give a lie to the argument that what we’re trying to do is somehow unconstitutional, or somehow goes after the legitimate right to own and bear arms and to hunt and protect yourselves.”
Social media is a genuine threat to the Obama administration’s gun control agenda, because unlike the “legitimate (mainstream) news media,” there are no gatekeepers who decide what points of view are good and acceptable. Instead, it’s left up to the individuals to decide for themselves who they want to follow and what they choose to believe. And that is very dangerous to the anti-gun lobby and the propaganda it continually spreads.