ABC hires ex Handgun Control Inc employee to report on gun issue

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    ABC hires ex Handgun Control Inc employee to report on gun issue

    I may be speaking too soon, but fair and balanced reporting it ain't gonna be.

    http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/article3141.html

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    Almost a foregone conclusion I'd reckon.

    Hype? - bound to be.
    Misinformation? - probably.
    Bigotted? - expect so.
    Biased? - yep.
    Agenda? - anti of course.

    Net value to gun owners? - probably might as well have Brady doing the reporting.

    If I am proved wrong I will willingly retract my presently very pessimistic appraisal.
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    Another good reason NOT! to watch anything on ABC!!

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    i sent the leater they had a contact site on this page urge every one to do so
    sent this artical to all of my famaliy they will do the same what a sham

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    Why am I not surprised. If the UN wants my gun, they can come and get it. I have a few hundred rounds they can start with, one at a time.

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    This is just the start. The Mainstream Media will hype gun tragedy (Columbine) and gun stories until IANSA releases its "report" which will magically give us the answer to the manufactured questions.

    Propagandist drivel seeps out of New York, Washington, LA, and almost every major newspaper and local TV station daily. Always has, always will.

    If you don't believe the Media has lied to you, don't be too mad when you find you have been taken for a ride...
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    ABC? Are they still on the air?
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    ABC hires ex Handgun Control Inc employee to report on gun issue
    Quote Originally Posted by Steelhorse View Post
    I may be speaking too soon, but fair and balanced reporting it ain't gonna be.
    And yet, I'd be willing to bet that if an anti heard that the "expert" to be hired was Massad Ayoob, Gabe Suarez or Clint Smith, similar claims of biased and skewed analysis would be the thing. To lay claim to what's about to happen is, itself, a biased view. Though, I'll admit to thinking along the same lines.

    I'm all for a news organization bringing in consultants and analysts to provide their viewpoints. But I'm skeptical when an organization hires a staffer with a singular point of view. In such cases, it's not likely there will be much in the way of balanced coverage of the issue.

    About the only unbiased points that can be made: A firearm is a powerful weapon, whether used offensively or defensively; there are few alternatives to a firearm, in certain situations; to disarm good guys and not the bad guys results merely in creating a free-fire zone with enhanced chance of success for criminals. Anything else is merely fog to cloud the issues. ABC's ex-HCI staffer may spin it anyway he/she sees fit; nothing will change these simple points.
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    I'll let you guys in on a little inside TV joke. In the TV business (I work for FOX) each networks call letters are said to stand for something other than what they really mean.
    Example:
    ABC really means American Broadcasting Company
    What we say it means: Absolute Bull Crap
    CBS: Columbia Broadcasting System
    What we say: Can't Broadcast S***
    NBC: National Broadcasting Company
    What we say: No Body Cares
    FOX: FOX
    What we say: I won't even abbreviate here.

    ABC can be a very Liberal network and I think they just proved that by hiring this fool. I won't miss any sleep by not watching their slanted reporting from here on out.
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    There has not been anything newsworthy on the "BIG THREE" stations for decades... this decision will only push their viewership numbers down further...

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    Did any one expect anything different?
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    I would expect nothing less. All of the mainstream media is rabidly anti gun and from that perspective it would be stupid to hire a pro gun person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    And yet, I'd be willing to bet that if an anti heard that the "expert" to be hired was Massad Ayoob, Gabe Suarez or Clint Smith, similar claims of biased and skewed analysis would be the thing. To lay claim to what's about to happen is, itself, a biased view. Though, I'll admit to thinking along the same lines.
    I disagree..........there is NOT two sides to the gun issue.

    There is only ONE. Any other view is just plain WRONG & it is due to lack of education or worse yet, just lying about it for their own agenda.

    Bias against guns is wrong, not another 'side' of the issue. I think if someone is going to be reporting on a subject, they should be educated in it....ergo......Ayoob, Suarez, Smith, Lott,....etc... would be qualified to speak on the issue. These guys are NOT going to lie or exaggerate like an ANTI will.

    Sarah Brady on the other hand, IMO is NOT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goawayfarm View Post
    I disagree..........there is NOT two sides to the gun issue. There is only ONE. Any other view is just plain WRONG & it is due to lack of education or worse yet, just lying about it for their own agenda.
    To any question posed for debate, there are indeed two sides to be considered for the question. In this case: shall civilians have firearms? ... yes or no. That exists irrespective of one's position on the question. Among other things, flat refusal to have a debate causes things to get mired and go in circles, instead focusing on irrational feelings and fears, not facts and reality.
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    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos).
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    I don't watch the big 3 networks because of the biased coverage.
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