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Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:55 PM

And so it begins: NY Times, WA PO Politics page have multiple pro-NRA but no gun control headlines.

On my homepage, I have a link to the Washington Post, with the Politics page headlines, and a breaking news link from the NY Times. Here are the headlines about the gun control discussion:

Washington Post:
*Wayne La Pierre: Gun control 'not going to make any kid safer'
*Tim Scott on NRA plan: Shouldn't be a 'rush to judgment'
*NRA's Asa Hutchinson: Gun control is not the answer

NY Times:
*"N.R.A. Leaders Take Defiant Stance in TV Appearances"

That's 4 headlines that push the NRA talking points. The reason for those 4 headlines is that the Sunday morning shows had an army of NRA spokespeople pushing their agendas.

There are no opposing headlines, no headlines about the need for gun control.

The discussion has officially been hijacked, the NRA has taken it over, and will now mold it the way they want it.

We need to write to each of these news outlets, in addition to each of the Sunday morning shows that gave voice to the NRA, and let them know that this is not acceptable.

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Reply And so it begins: NY Times, WA PO Politics page have multiple pro-NRA but no gun control headlines. (Original post)
Squinch Dec 2012 OP
byeya Dec 2012 #1
Squinch Dec 2012 #3
byeya Dec 2012 #12
sandyshoes17 Dec 2012 #2
OneMoreDemocrat Dec 2012 #4
Squinch Dec 2012 #6
OneMoreDemocrat Dec 2012 #9
Squinch Dec 2012 #11
OneMoreDemocrat Dec 2012 #13
Squinch Dec 2012 #14
Logical Dec 2012 #5
2naSalit Dec 2012 #7
Squinch Dec 2012 #8
2naSalit Dec 2012 #17
Squinch Dec 2012 #18
OneMoreDemocrat Dec 2012 #10
2naSalit Dec 2012 #16
MichiganVote Dec 2012 #15

Response to Squinch (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:00 PM

1. The corporate press is the corporate press. Feel lucky to have gotten so much sanity for a week or

 

so. The NRAs position is temporarily weakened if the Democrats will take advantage.


Don't rely on the NY Times to be anything but a conduit to the Wall St financiers who add nothing to the economy

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Response to byeya (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:01 PM

3. But at the same time, don't let it go unremarked by the rest of us.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:16 PM

12. Exactly right! We need to keep the carnage talked about along with things like the tar sands

 

pipeline; unequal distribution of wealth, and a host of others.
Gun killing tops the list for me right now - we need a legislative fix.

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Response to Squinch (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:01 PM

2. I knew it

When the NRA told Gregory they were coming on to sell this. I knew this was it. I firmly believe MTP has no control on who comes on the show. They are told. It's a shame. They know this touched a lot of us and it would take more than the usual statements, they need all the media behind them. And a big interview on MTP. They will do articles on how Gregory grilled him, but let's face it, he was able to get his message across. It's all theater.

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Response to Squinch (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:04 PM

4. I guess if people only read headlines then you almost have a point...

 

They appear to be reporting on what these people said, today, in their televised interviews.

The NYT has been scathing in their coverage and editorials so far and I expect that if one reads the actual article and not just the headline one would find a lot more than NRA talking points therein.

Unlike DU these papers have to have headlines that include things other than 'FUCK THE NRA !!!'

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Response to OneMoreDemocrat (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:07 PM

6. Well, no. If you read these articles, they simply summarize LaPierre's points.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:12 PM

9. So they simply reported on what was said without bias?

 

OMG !!!!!!!

I totally get what you're saying now...they ARE in the pockets of the NRA.

Thank you for your diligence; keep up the good work.

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Response to OneMoreDemocrat (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:15 PM

11. The fact that only one side was given a forum on which to base any reports is bias.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:17 PM

13. Were there any guests on this morning of note...

 

For the 'other side' which the papers didn't report on?

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Response to OneMoreDemocrat (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:20 PM

14. I don't know. I didn't get to see the morning shows. If there were, that would certainly be biased

reporting on the part of the papers, wouldn't it?

If there weren't, that would certainly be biased on the part of the morning shows, wouldn't it?

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Response to Squinch (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:05 PM

5. Jesus Christ, there are also TWO editorials on the front page against guns! Quit.....

acting like everyone is against us!

Also how is "N.R.A. Leaders Take Defiant Stance in TV Appearances" a pro-NRA headline?

We whine too much!

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Response to Squinch (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:10 PM

7. Something to consider

when pointing out the headlines in those rags is that they are both owned by Rupert Murderock. So given that point, would you really expect anything else?

And MTP is owned by NBC which is owned by GE... one the nation's biggest war machine contractors in US history.

Go figure.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:11 PM

8. Neither the Times nor the Washington Post is owned by Murdoch.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:03 PM

17. Oh GRRR...

I had the names mixed up! Thanks for the corrections. I was thinking of the Murdoch papers... I don't get to read any of them unless I look for them online, they rarely cover issues in my neck of the woods so I usually don't bother. My apologies to those papers named in the OP.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:06 PM

18. Have a happy holiday.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:13 PM

10. Comcast owns NBC...

 

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Response to OneMoreDemocrat (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:56 PM

16. Holy Cow guess I missed the last two buyouts!!

Thanks for the correction!

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Response to Squinch (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:26 PM

15. Anything but our dismal and depleted services for the mentally ill. Pathetic.

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