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Doubling Down on Anti-Gun News

SugarLandSteve Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 1:01 PM
Yep. That same thing worked out really good for the people of Germany in the early 1930s, didn't it? "Those that refuse to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat it". I have come to realize that our forefathers were very wise to include the phrase "enemies, both foreign and domestic" into the oath of entering service. When I first took that oath, I didn't fully understand the ramifications. It didn't take me long to figure it out, though.

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...