Media Bias

Dear Devil is in the details. has a heart stabbing story called The discovery of my father’s gun. A piece designed to make you hate guns because they posses evil powers that make people do evil things. And the author almost got away with it… almost… until she wrote the following:

My mother sips and continues. “Of course the police want to see it, so I unwrap the duct tape and open the shoebox. It’s the first time I’ve seen the gun in 25 years — it’s a .32 caliber Smith & Wesson, and it’s pretty. The police think so, too. One of them searches on eBay and discovers a similar gun going for $500.

And that is why they will lose again. They need to lie and emote to sell themselves.

For those who do not understand the quip, Ebay does not sell guns and, to the best of my recollection has never sold guns. They even forbade the sale of anything gun related after the Virginia Tech shooting.

And just in case decides to “edit” the “mistake,” here is a screen capture of part of the article in question. I saved the whole thing for future references in .pdf format.

And the highlighted part in fuller size:

Mommy! Guns Scare me!

Michael Mayo over the Sun Sentinel writes about Open Carry in Florida and how is such a bad idea.

The gun lobby and weapon-friendly politicians are loading up for a Wild West legislative session, with proposed bills that would allow Florida gun owners to openly carry their weapons, lift gun bans at college campuses and criminalize doctors who ask patients about gun ownership.

Another bill would sanction local politicians or agencies that enact gun ordinances stricter than state law.


Actually I agree with him on the expression but not the interpretation. For us is one of joy at seeing some common sense legislation finally being introduced while Michael is trying to use the old tired cowboys are bad propaganda that has never worked.

After living in trigger-happy Florida for over two decades, my anti-gun sentiments shaped by a New York City upbringing have softened. Now I’m more ambivalent. If people want to own a firearm because it makes them feel safer, I suppose that’s their Second Amendment right.

I just don’t want to be around when they snap.

Let me see, you lived here 20 years, you are a journalist with access to any and all news databases but somehow you could not find an incident when a citizen carrying a concealed weapon just snapped because that would be the first thing you’d do. Unfortunately for him, that has never happened. But he can say what he pleases, I suppose that’s his First Amendment Right.

I also don’t want to have guns in my sight all day long, an unnerving prospect that the open-carry bill would make a reality.

So, your basis for denying people’s right is that you find them visually offensive? Dude! That reminds me of…wait… Oh Yes! People that found the idea of homosexual couples visually offensive, or Negroes sharing the lunch counter visually offensive, or of Spics in their Country Club visually offensive. So much hate! It must be a New York Thing.

Currently those with concealed weapons permits must keep guns hidden. I like it that way, because it keeps the bad guys guessing and sort of levels the playing field for us non-packing namby-pambies.

Translation: “I am the kind of person that will run to my NRA-Gun-Packing Neighbor after a hurricane because he can defend me if the Bad People come through the neighborhood. I am such an useless moral moron, I don’t have the balls to accept I am wrong but I don’t mind as long as somebody keeps me safe and I don’t have to suffer.”

Under the provisions of the latter bill (HB155), a pediatrician who asked a parent if there’s a gun in the home where a toddler lives could be charged with a felony and fined up to $5 million.

Said state Sen. Eleanor Sobel, a Democrat from Hollywood whose husband and daughter are physicians: “We always hear from the leadership about getting government off our backs. Now they want to interfere with a physician having a safety discussion?”

Hey Docs (and Mayo), I am a certified NRA Instructor and Safety Officer. I am also an IDPA Safety Officer yet people don’t come to me asking me to “discuss” bunions, high blood pressure or how to cure hemorrhoids.  But somehow we must heed advice from people that have no training whatsoever in firearms and firearms safety just because they have a diploma that says they are doctors? The same kind of people responsible for 195,000 DEATHS A YEAR for medical error? You are kidding me, right?

Michael, you guys have been wrong for close to a quarter century in Florida. There were no Wild West shootouts when concealed carry was passed, there were no old folks shooting each other at movie lines when the Castle Doctrine was expanded and there were no Workplace massacres when business were told they could not tell workers they could not keep guns in their cars. You promised us over a stack of bibles that murders and violent crime would rise to the ionosphere but crime overall actually dropped. After all this time, you guys should be tired of being wrong over and over and by now, nobody trusts you to tell us the truth because you are unable to see it as plain as it is every day in the State of Florida.

Guns In parks? ZOMG! Blood on the Monkey Bars!!!!

Palm Beach County residents might want to think twice about starting an argument with another parent over using the swings or maybe throw on a bullet-proof vest.

Thus is the kind of “journalism” that makes me shake my head in disgust. Not only because it is an obvious piece of B.S. but also because I cannot believe that a “journalist” does not know that PBC must comply with a State law over a year old or suffer possible lawsuits in an era of budget restrictions.

It is easier to blame the usual suspects, the NRA to be precise, and then moan and complain how ‘state law has shifted in favor of pulling a weapon for a myriad of “justifiable” reasons, parents should be concerned.’ That other counties have had people carrying concealed for a while now without a single problem from Citizens with Concealed Weapons Permits seem to escape the author’s research…if he ever made it.

About the only good thing this article has to offer is that criminals and mamby-pamby parents may want to avoid parks from now on leaving more space for us rednecks & crackers. If we are lucky, we will have the same level of crime as we do in other public gun ranges…. almost zero.

Headline On Target

Give it to Drudge. He can do headlines that condense the proper feeling. Maybe they are doing a duet of Pagliacci.

Ridi, Pagliaccio, sul tuo amore infranto,
ridi del duol che t’avvelena il cor!

(Laugh loud, Pagliaccio, forget all of your troubles,
Laugh off the pain that so empoisons your heart. )

A bit too little too late. After Tuesday, Act One of this La Commedia è finita! Then again they will have material for the next 2 years when we enact the end of Act Two.

Why do they lie? Because they can.

Apparently Miami is a hot spot for illegally providing foreign gangs with weapons and explosives bought at our local gun shops. yep! Kid you not.

According to our local CBS station and the local ATF agents, any Jose Shmoe can acquire ” guns, explosives and other weapons. he weapons and explosives are shipped to gangs, drug cartels and other criminal groups from Central and South America to Europe and the Middle East………..But other guns, explosives, grenades, bomb materials and even parts for I-E-D’s (improvised explosive devices) get through and get shipped overseas.”

Seriously? Pray do tell us which local gun store had a sale of plastic explosives, detonators and assorted IED parts. While I do not deny that gun smuggling happens is South Florida, portraying local gun stores as the equivalent of the Taliban’s Home Depot is somewhat disingenuous… OK, it is unmitigated bullshit. Then again I am not surprised what comes out when the Main Stream Media and the ATF get together.

Slanted a bit, aren’t we?

From KLFY, Lafayette, LA.

Murder May Be Self Defense

Doucet allegedly made his way into the home armed with a pipe wrench and in search of the homeowner.  He eventually found him, but the homeowner was armed as well, with a four ten shotgun.  Detectives say he then shot Doucet and killed him

Is it me or can you actually hear the disappointment oozing out of the article.

“But..but.. but what if…..”

It’s been 20 plus years since Florida broke the chains and issued Concealed Weapons Permits to the citizens and the avalanche of Gun Laws going the way of Law Abiding Citizens began. It is 20 years worth of data, research, statistics kept and lives saved. Not one single solitary study is able to prove that guns in the hands of citizens have created chaos and crime, just the opposite. The experiment is over, finito, done and completed: Armed Citizes are good for society.

Except that certain “enlightened” minorities in the Traditional Media and its followers did not get the memo. If by perchance somebody manages to sneak a report attesting the benefits of gun ownership in a Media Website, rest assured that a battalion of Chicken Littles will be there to contest the obvious. My favorite comments are those that try to base their rationale against guns on absolutely twisted scenarios mixed with a good dose of misinformation….OK, lies. I am sure you have seen their convoluted works before:

“But..but.. but what if the guy is a Bermuda shorts fanatic and … and convicted child rapist that cooks and consumes meth and..and  has problems with his wife every full moon because he thinks he is a werewolf? You want him for the State to issue him a concealed weapons permit so they can go to the corner 7-11 and buy a gun? Huh? HUH? That is why nobody should have gun! There!”

And these are the moments you thank there is an Internet because if you were present, you’d be forced to call 911 and report a deranged individual while looking for a location with cover and concealment.  I might be wrong, but I fear that the Chicken Littles are so obsessed that they would be willing to become that pederast Meth-Head just to prove you wrong. The Chicken Littles say they fear Armed Law Abiding citizens, but I am more afraid of them because a mind that can come up with such devious & serpentine scenarios is scary as hell.