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What Is “News”?

nimh2 Wrote: Apr 15, 2013 7:08 AM
Restrictions that are applied to those supporters of the Second Amendment should also apply to those that support the First Amendment. Waiting periods, background checks, approval to publish and licensing of all "journalists", those in the "mass-media business, and printing equipment should be a part of a "comprehensive" crime control bill. After all, if the government cannot trust citizens with the Second Amendment, why should they trust them with the First??

When the massacre in Newtown occurred, it received wall-to-wall coverage, as well it should have. We’d never seen anything like this before – a mentally ill gunman shooting tiny children and their teachers in an elementary school. It shocked the senses and dominated the national conversation – as well it should have.

And aside from opportunistic leftists, such as Michael Moore and Piers Morgan, the original coverage leaned toward what caused the murderer to act and how such mental illness might be addressed in the future. But just as a serious and productive conversation was beginning, the political agenda of...