“Now that I have your attention, I will now trick you and deceive you into thinking the way I want to further my agenda that my cooperate friends are pushing.”
Now if every news report would start with a disclaimer like that, at least it would have at least a little honesty about the report. Its no secret that news organizations have agendas that seem to lean a little (or a lot) to the left. There used to be a saying “If it Bleeds, it Leads”. Back then, it was a little more honest straight forward journalism. They would report the facts that they new. It was the Tabloids that would stretch the truth to sell. Now it seems that the “Main Stream Media” has turned into the tabloids of old. In some cases even worse.
There was a story a number of years ago by NBC News Dateline, that was an investigative report about “Exploding” Chevy trucks. These were the old ’73-’87 pickup trucks that had their gas tanks mounted outside the frame rails. There were some reports that if they were hit in the side, they would burst into flames so bad that the driver would be killed. So Dateline took it upon themselves to test this. Now, I would use the word “test” loosely. Because, when they conducted their test, the trucks tank would leak, but they would not “burst” into flames as they reported. So, NBC decided to “help” get the desired results. They added a feature to their test trucks, that all the other trucks didn’t have. An igniter to the fuel tank. This way, they could make the video to “prove” that these trucks were deadly. So, in fact they cheated. Now, so how much damage did this story cause? It forced General Motors to offer to “buy back” these trucks. All because a news program doctored a test to fit their agenda to make a car manufacturer look bad.
Now what is interesting about this story, is that NBC did get caught. But, by then it was too late. The damage had been done. Now you ask, what does this have to do with the 2 Amendment? How often do you hear about a person was shot and killed? Or a police officer shot someone (often noting the race of the officer and the deceased). The media is now automatically painting the shooting as race motivated and that the officer is at fault. You rarely hear about the justifiable self defense shooting by both police and legal gun owners.
In Ferguson Missouri an officer was forced to defend himself. The media reported before all the facts were known that the officer killed an unarmed man, that happened to be of a different race. Saying that it was racially motivated. This started riots. Death threats against the police. The media is who fueled this. Media is reporting before they know all the facts. Even the politicians are guilty of this. Obama’s “Travon Martin could have been my son” and the Minnesota Governor saying that the officer involved shooting in Falcon Heights MN was because of race. Governor Dayton said that if the driver was white, he would still be alive. By the way, this shooting is still being investigated. Just this past weekend, there was an officer involved shooting in Milwaukee. They rioted for 2 straight days, burning business’. The media again tried to spin this as “poor minorities are being target by the racist police”. In fact, both the felon and the cop were both black. And by the way, the felon was armed with a gun at the time. But to the media, this does not matter.
The media is fueling the race tensions, fueling the distrust and hatred of the police. The media is fueling the violence. All the while the media says that there is no such thing as a defensive gun use by the legal, law abiding gun owners. That guns are evil, and if there were no guns, then all this violence would magically disappear.
The media lies to make money. Plain and simple. Who every gets the biggest story, gets the biggest ratings, gets the biggest paycheck. Truth does not matter anymore to them, as long as they get paid. The media uses the 1st Amendment as their defense of their reporting while saying that we should gut the 2nd Amendment to “save lives”.
So I ask again.. Which is more dangerous, the 1st Amendment or the 2nd Amendment?