Biden: We’re counting on the “legitimate news media” to cover our gun-control messaging

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Allahpundit @ Hot Air:

Good lord, man. What more can they do for this policy push that they aren’t doing already? You’ve got major network news bureaus using the term “assault magazines,” for cripes sake. When you’ve had a horse pulling a cart for two months, it’s humane to pat him and tell him “good job” before hitching him up again.

Piers Morgan, I’m sure, would appreciate some water and a sugar cube or two.

Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that those who claimed the Obama Administration was trying to take away guns from law-abiding citizens were spinning “a bunch of malarkey.”

“I know that’s a word you’ve never heard before, although it’s now in the dictionary,” Biden said at a roundtable discussion with law enforcement officers in Philadelphia. “That’s just simply not true. And 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.”…

Biden also pledged to bring the fight to rural areas, where instances of gun violence were less frequent than in cities and the tradition of gun ownership is strong. The vice president said he had read reports in a local newspaper that the administration had not done enough to reach out to rural voters.

“I’m coming, I’m coming,” Biden said.

Times really haven’t changed much, but the White House needs to maintain that fiction to have any hope of passing even the most modest new gun regulations through Congress. While Biden heads to rural America to try to reverse 200+ years of gun culture, Obama will return home to Chicago to make the case that banning “assault weapons” and instituting background checks will do the littlest bit to reduce the lethality of gang violence. And of course he’ll have victims of gun violence as his guests at tomorrow night’s SOTU, just to remind you that if you happen to disagree with Democratic policy preferences for whatever reason, you’re basically in favor of innocent people getting shot.

Exit question: If Biden really wants help from the “legitimate news media” on this, shouldn’t he be asking them to tone it down a bit?

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Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 24 years.

7 Responses to “Biden: We’re counting on the “legitimate news media” to cover our gun-control messaging”

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    What is the screening process to determine which media are the legitimate ones and which ones are the illegitimate ones so that I know which ones I am listening to or reading?

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    Your best bet, at least what I’ve found to be a good way to determine the different sides of a story, is to try and inform yourself as best as possible using a variety of news sources. I won’t suggest any, because I don’t want to infringe on your political views, but you can definitely see the differences between sources by analyzing articles online and news shown on TV, and after a while you’ll be able to determine which news sources are legit and which are just taking you “for a ride”.

    Good Luck!

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    MOS 8541

    joe is a great spokesperson for STUPIDITY. And this piece of trash calls himself pres material in ’16. There is only some many times you can throw a piece of shit in a bowel of chocolate, pull it out and put sprinkles on it and call it a “vp”.
    Shit always floats to the top in a cesspool-just look at opie, pancetta, clinton, hagel(lied about his purple hearts), joe the ass.
    Just remember that your tax dollars paid for their salary, retirement, trips and lavish gifts and wines.
    America, you are dumber than a box of rocks.

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    ‘because the truth is that times have changed.”…’
    But the Constitution hasn’t.
    And, (heh-heh) neither have the gun owners…
    Stuff it, Joey.

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    By the way, what is Smokin’ Joe planning to do about the fully automatic Kalishnakovs that are beginning to show up in the hands of Mexican gangs in CA and other places?
    You know, the ones that cannot be traced because they have no serial numbers?
    The ones that were made in China?
    Smuggled in from Mexico?
    No word about how keeping semi automatic rifles out of the hands of law abiding US citizens would keep fully automatic rifles out of the hands of criminals.
    I will not be quiet.
    I will not participate in any “Silence of the Lambs”
    I am no lamb.
    Molon Labe.

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    @JP: #2
    I call myself a “neutralist” because if I hear or read something new to me, I like to get different views on the issue or item. Some things have taken many years for me to decide what I think. I also say that I am a person you would want on your jury if you are charged with something you didn’t do. I want all the facts I can get.

    I have a long list of blogs I go to. #1 is the Drudge Report. #2 is Flopping Aces. I don’t prefer going through the actual news media blogs. I like to let blogs like these do the dumpster diving for info, and let them sort through the trash, then sum up the info for me.

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