This is a discussion on Gun Used In Self-Defense? Tell ABC (John Stossel) within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by joleary223 ... you will be probably be interviewed by a local freelance crew and a freelance producer. They will come to your ...
I wouldn't trust John Stossel or 20/20 as far as I could throw them!
You know, I think I'm starting to get a bad attitude!
ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!
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judgement to keep himself out of situations that would require a display of his
Stoessel is a straight shooter (no pun intended) and he supports gun ownership by the individual. This is just as the 2nd amendment intended. Libertarians support gun ownership but some are seemingly against war. At least they are against the war on Islamo Facists.
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I guess I wan't clear when I said " they might even protect your identity" In interviews like that, the subject calls the shots. Your identity can't be released unless you give the ok, remember your doing them a favor by talking to them. If they will not let you hide your identity just don't do the interview.
What makes me madder than having a biased story aired is the attitude of some on this list that refuse help!
When we have the opportunity to flood 20/20 with good honest stories, some of you cry wolf and go crawl in a hole and say not in a million years.
Guess what people, when laws are passed that take away our rights, it's going to be as much your fault as the idiots writing the legislation.
Speak up NOW or shut up! Cuz your not helping the cause by crawling in your hole and burying your head in the sand.
While many organizations and reporters have controversy, given the nature of what they present, some honestly don't maintain a sterling track record in this regard. There are standards higher than those being met, now. Stossel and ABC aren't the top of the heap, in that category. Tempting topic, otherwise. Call it a healthy disrespect for reality. But, to say such reticence will be the cause of the downfall of the civil right to carry? No.
I'm all for speaking with someone, so long as my privacy and identity remains in my control. With ABC News and the agendas in action, that's one hell of a leap to make. Unless and until that can be guaranteed, in this climate, it's insufficient.
does anyone know when this is going to air?
"The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century
"What makes me madder than having a biased story aired is the attitude of some on this list that refuse help!
When we have the opportunity to flood 20/20 with good honest stories, some of you cry wolf and go crawl in a hole and say not in a million years."
The liberal media will not be camping outside your door demanding to know why you shot those two wonderful convicted felons. One of the scumbags is in a wheel chair in prison for life. i do not need his scummy family or the scummy family of the deceased one to be reminded that we are pretty well off and file civil suits.
No, i do not trust anti-gun ABC or John Stossel. So, you go ahead and testify.
"I'm all for speaking with someone, so long as my privacy and identity remains in my control. With ABC News and the agendas in action, that's one hell of a leap to make. Unless and until that can be guaranteed, in this climate, it's insufficient."
Please be assured that your privacy and identity will not remain in your control.
Last edited by Sig 210; May 3rd, 2007 at 09:49 AM.
^^ And that's about how simple it is. "They" (media) have not, in recent memory, earned the right to expect assistance from qualified people. They've burned too many fine folks with biased and lackadaisical reporting, and shown that protection of sources is a fleeting (or even non-existent) thing. We're important when they "need" us, but when they dont ... Not good enough.
How many people have taken the time to watch the John Stossel pieice that Miggy linked (on p. 2)? I just did. You will not find a more pro-gun, pro-CCW report. Lumping John Stossel in with the liberal, anti-gun media is as bad as people viewing us gun-carrying citizens in the same category as the VA Tech killer. AND, John Stossel did not do the report out of his garage - it aired on ABC.
We are right to be skeptical of the media (the piece references media bias against guns), but people (even reporters) deserve to be judged on their personal record/merits. That way, if we find an unbiased reporter willing to do a fair story, we can get the truth out.
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