Thomas Sowell said: “If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more important that the public understand that difference, and choose their news sources accordingly.” In every person, there is inherent bias. That is a fact. These biases are rooted in our culture, our upbringing, and even our religious beliefs. To have bias is not wrong, but simply natural. I don’t even mind bias in news commentary, so long as it is well defined. What I do mind is the Liberal media spewing hateful rhetoric, simply because they do not like someone.
On MSNBC’s News Nation, Politico reporter Lois Romano called the head of the NRA “a tired old white guy that is clinging on to something of the past.” Wayne LaPierre has been in the news numerous times since the shooting in Connecticut. He has been a steadfast defender of the right to bear arms; standing firmly in the face of the Liberal media’s attacks on guns.
On a recent episode of Meet The Press, LaPierre brought up a salient point regarding gun violence in Chicago. He said:
“Let me hold up a mirror right now to the whole national news media and the White House…Do you know where Chicago ranks in terms of enforcement of the federal gun laws? Out of 90 jurisdictions in the country, they ranked 90th…Why doesn’t NBC News start with: ‘Shocking news on Chicago. Of all the jurisdictions in the country, Chicago’s dead last on enforcement of the federal gun laws?'”
Following that statement, David Gregory asked Mr. LaPierre if he believed that those Chicago criminals should be made felons. In response, LaPierre said: “Absolutely.”
Liberals like Gregory and Romano hate when people like Wayne LaPierre dissect and dismantle their pathetic arguments; so they try to trap Conservatives in a web of semantics. They hate guns, and if you stand in front of them, defending our Constitutional right to arms, they will scratch your eyes out. The attacks vary from person to person, but they all emerge from the same place: rage. Sometimes, Conservatives are marked as evil or dangerous; sometimes they are simply dismissed in the way Romano dismissed LaPierre. When Liberals fail to trap Conservatives, they resort to phase two: personal insults.
However, what is most interesting is not the rage or the insults, but where they come from. One might imagine that Liberal anti-gun rage would stem from a place of concern; for our children, and our general safety. One might imagine that it is a righteous anger. That is not the case. The rage is triggered from the act of defiance on the part of the Conservative.
Statistics and studies have shown that extreme gun restrictions prove fruitless, because those who want to kill will always find a way; whether with guns or something else. Those in the Liberal media know this, and they know that Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. These facts and statistics don’t fit within the Liberal narrative, so when people like LaPierre dare to defy that narrative, rage is triggered.
You can always tell when a Liberal is losing an argument, because they start attacking the messenger, rather than the message. This is just what Lois Romano did. By trying to demean LaPierre, she revealed her hand.
The Liberals are losing the argument on gun control. The facts are not on their side, and they are running scared. Prepare for more indignant rage, insults, and demeaning commentary as the battle continues. The Liberal establishment fights dirty, and they will not go down without a fit of extraordinary rage. But we have the truth; and the truth sets us free.