If you think news people are fair in their coverage of an issue, just consider the topic of gun control. Three “respected journalists” commented on President Obama’s initiatives. They didn’t just tell what he said, they glorified it and him.
First, Newsbusters caught Bob Schieffer’s over the top comparison of Obama’s plan to Lyndon Johnson’s push for civil rights in the 60s. He said the president gave “one of the best speeches I’ve ever heard him [Obama] deliver.” Then he went on to frame the fight against the NRA as like our WWII effort to defeat the Nazis!
Of course, MSNBC was not to be outdone. According to TheBlaze.com:
MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell on Wednesday argued that even Americans’ “inalienable rights” may be infringed upon by the federal government, including our freedom of speech and Second Amendment rights.
The claim may seem outrageous, but here’s how Mitchell defended her stance after her guest claimed the Obama administration can’t infringe upon Americans’ inalienable rights:
“Well, they can be infringed, because the First Amendment is infringed, I have to obey all sorts of regulations from the FCC, there are things we can’t say in a crowded theater, so every right also carries with it responsibilities and obligations.”
Then CNN’s Wolf Blitzer had his turn. He clashes with Texas Rep. Steve Toth over background checks.
The Texas lawmaker who vowed to protect his state from gun control measures enacted by President Barack Obama had a fiery clash with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Wednesday over the issue of background checks.
According to the Blaze,
Steve Toth, who said he plans to introduce the “Firearms Protection Act” banning federal gun bans, said Texas is going to ensure that “we follow the United States Constitution.
“If this government infringes on our Second Amendment right which gives us the right not only to bear arms but tells the government, the federal government, not to create any laws that infringes on those rights, we will do everything we can to push back against that,” Toth said.
Blitzer asked Toth whether he was talking about a possible effort to secede from the United States, to which Toth answered no. “I’m pretty sure that’s not what this discussion is about,” Toth said.
He share some sentiments with CNN’s Piers Morgan, who had already indicated he thinks Americans who back the NRA are idiots. “… you would like the right to have a tank and you don’t agree with a single–a single one of President Obama’s proposals for gun control. And you know what? It makes me sick when I hear people say that kind of stuff,” Morgan said.
With top reporters, commentators and anchors so locked into their opinions, where could anyone go to get both sides of the story? Not on television and not in any media except talk radio.