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Doubling Down on Anti-Gun News

Ldydrums Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 8:31 AM
What have our elected officials been doing? We are teetering on destruction.
SugarLandSteve Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 9:11 AM
Our elected officials have been collecting paychecks and whatever they can take from under the table, while exempting themselves from what laws and regulations that they foist upon us. That's what they ran for office for.

Now, shut up and keep paying your taxes.

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...