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Doubling Down on Anti-Gun News

cambeul41 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 2:05 PM
True, but "high capacity" is another scare term. Aren't 30 round (not "bullet") magazines (not "clips") STANDARD for AR-15s -- and for the select-fire "personal defense weapons," of which 7,000 have been ordered for the Department of Homeland Security?

Everyone can imagine the horror of a madman shooting up an elementary school, especially the horror of losing your six-year-old in the melee. But at some point, the news media's wallowing in Newtown reminds one of Don Henley's satirical song "Dirty Laundry," and how the anchors' eyes gleam through plane-crash news because "it's interesting when people die; we love dirty laundry."

The "O" word that defines the media at times like these isn't "objective." It's "opportunistic."

To be sure, the "news" manufacturers aren't hoping for a school shooting. But that doesn't mean they aren't ready to exploit it. Newsweek columnist...