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Doubling Down on Anti-Gun News

Roy323 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 11:52 PM
Jim-P-U were not directing the query to me, but, Yes, I lived not far from there at the time. If my memory serves me correctly (and it does not usually) there's MUCH more to the scenario than the "National Guard mowed down unarmed civilians". I remember prolonged discussions, the Students burning down the ROTC Building and despite stern warnings to cease and desist, they did NOT! I spent 25+ years helping defend the survivors of said "massacre". But I CANNOT condone that sort of "demonstration". Try burning down my house will guarantee drastic action!

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...