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Pravda Syndrome: MSM Can’t Stop Lying About ‘Gunwalker’
Pajamas Media ^ | July 15, 2011 | Bob Owens

Posted on 07/15/2011 11:29:53 AM PDT by Kaslin

No shame: The body count may be in the hundreds, and they still scratch the president's back.

“Smoking gun” emails and other recent revelations about “Operation Fast and Furious” — and other gunrunning operations by agencies of President Obama’s executive branch — have backed the mainstream media into a corner: they have been responding with silence or with outright deception.

One need look no further than CNN, where syndicated columnist (and PJMedia contributor) Ruben Navarrette Jr. delivered a whopper of a lie Thursday, claiming that the administration’s attempt to create rifle reporting requirements actually affects machine guns. He claimed:

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has decided to try to clean up Dodge City by requiring gun dealers in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas to report bulk sales of automatic weapons.

He also wrote:

Do you remember the part of the Constitution where it says that people have the right to buy two or more automatic weapons within five days without law enforcement knowing anything about it? Me neither.

Automatic weapons were not among those being trafficked from American gun shops to Mexican cartels.

Not a single one.

They have been heavily regulated since the National Firearms Act of 1934, and in the 77 years since that became the law of the land, machine guns like those you would find in a a few specialized gun shops have been used in just two illegal homicides.

In yet another unsigned editorial, the New York Times leads with the blatant fabrication that 70 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States. This is the most recent talking point created by Democrats, released just before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform heard testimony from ATF whistleblowers about Operation Fast and Furious in June.

The statistical misrepresentation is a variation of the 90 percent lie that the Obama administration has been using since the president was inaugurated. In actuality, 83 percent of guns used by the cartels come from somewhere other than the United States, and of the 17 percent traced to U.S. origins, roughly 8 percent were traced to U.S. gun shops.

Plus, we now know that a substantial portion of the weapons that transited gun shops did so as a direct result of federal law enforcement agencies telling dealers to make questionable sales to suspected cartel gun runners.

A fact the Times conveniently and purposefully ignores.

In addition to using debunked statistical lies, the Times tells Americans what they think the laws are — or rather, what they wish they were:

These guns have no legitimate place in civilian life and were banned outright for 10 years until Congress and two successive administrations failed to fight for the ban’s renewal.

That, too, is a series of blatant lies. A handful of specific guns were banned by name, but so-called assault weapons were never “banned outright.” In fact, sales of these firearms actually increased during the decade-long fiasco known as the “assault weapons ban.”

Despite what the grandstanding editors of the Times claim, AK and AR-pattern semi-automatic (self-loading firearms that fire one shot per trigger pull) rifles are extremely common, with the latter becoming known as modern sporting rifles and finding a home in practical shooting competitions, home defense, target shooting, and in hunting applications for nearly every kind of large and small game animal in North America.

The deceptive language used by administration champions in the media is hardly accidental. The disarming of the proles has long been a goal of the liberal elite that are the authors and audience of the various bi-coastal establishment news outlets, and they are more than willing to be duplicitous to manipulate their readers.

The Times editors presumably know little of firearms from firsthand experience, but are certainly intelligent enough to know the practical and academic differences between a military or law enforcement machine gun and a civilian rifle. They simply choose to conflate the two when it suits their attempt to influence the masses, and as we’ve shown above, they’re more than willing to fabricate when fudging the truth won’t do. Their peers have also demonstrated that they are more than willing to attack the messenger if they think they can get away with it.

Unfortunately for the administration, however, even the most loyal of media sycophants can’t cover a scandal as large as Gunwalker appears to be.

The public is too well-educated, the evidence of probable criminality too blatant and widespread. The administration’s apparent plan to use gun violence to spur support for gun control efforts has become Watergate with a body count, and no amount of media deception or spin, or party misdirection, can save them from the consequences of their actions.


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1 posted on 07/15/2011 11:29:55 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Mark Levin described our current media on his show, -- As a pass through for this administration's propaganda.
2 posted on 07/15/2011 11:35:28 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Kaslin

***...by requiring gun dealers in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas to report bulk sales of automatic weapons.***

Assuming they mean Semi-autos, does CALIFORNIcatiA even sell them?


3 posted on 07/15/2011 11:37:06 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS!)
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To: opentalk
Mark Levin described our current media on his show, -- As a pass through for this administration's propaganda.

The far end of the White House alimentary canal fits, I think. The real term isn't appropriate for polite company.

4 posted on 07/15/2011 11:42:45 AM PDT by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: MestaMachine

ping


5 posted on 07/15/2011 11:48:26 AM PDT by tutstar
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To: opentalk

“Mark Levin described our current media on his show, — As a pass through for this administration’s propaganda.”

Not sure if I heard Levin, or it just became obvious through the coverage of the debt ceiling, but I have been referring to the media as what it has become, Pravda, for the past week.


6 posted on 07/15/2011 11:51:50 AM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: Kaslin
GUNRUNILLEGAL
7 posted on 07/15/2011 11:54:57 AM PDT by FrankR ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat." - R. Reagan)
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To: Kaslin

Can somebody direct me to the part of the Constitution where it states that people DON’T have the right to buy multiple quantities of any type of arm without law enforcement knowing?


8 posted on 07/15/2011 11:57:00 AM PDT by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you gotta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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9 posted on 07/15/2011 11:58:42 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Kaslin
Something that I think is worth mentioning here is a reminder of Time Magazine's response years ago to the outraged response to their "issue" which was called (IIRC) "Death By Gun." It was a blatant anti-gun propaganda piece, and when the editors were confronted on it, they sent out letters saying that they didn't care about the truth, since "gun control" was far more important.

The media hasn't changed any over the years.

Mark

10 posted on 07/15/2011 12:02:16 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Kaslin; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; NFHale
One need look no further than CNN, where syndicated columnist (and PJMedia contributor) Ruben Navarrette Jr. delivered a whopper of a lie Thursday, claiming that the administration’s attempt to create rifle reporting requirements actually affects machine guns. He claimed: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has decided to try to clean up Dodge City by requiring gun dealers in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas to report bulk sales of automatic weapons.

Dumb@#s Navarrette strikes agian!

11 posted on 07/15/2011 12:03:44 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Budget sins can be fixed. Amnesty is irreversible.)
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To: Kaslin
Over 1,400 ATF-walked guns are still “walking” around Mexico. At least another 200 “walked” into Honduras. When will the next one show up at a murder scene and where?

Gunwalker: Smoking Gun Email?

An internal ATF email seems to support the assertion that Fast and Furious was a PR stunt for gun control.


12 posted on 07/15/2011 12:04:52 PM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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To: Kaslin
Do you remember the part of the Constitution where it says that people have the right to buy two or more automatic weapons within five days without law enforcement knowing anything about it? Me neither.

So the writer believes the only rights us citizens have is what is specifically written in the Constitution. So where is the part that says, specifically, that women have a right to abortion?

Also, if Zero was a Repub, Gunrunner, or walker, whatever, would be front page news and top of the hour reports every day.

13 posted on 07/15/2011 12:14:53 PM PDT by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: jeffc
Well, obviously overlooked by author of the this article is the part in the Constitution it DOES say the people have the right to buy two or more automatic wepons within five days without law enforcement knowing anything about it:

"...the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

Seems pretty clear to me.

However, as are you, I'm still looking for that abortion rights clause...

Cheers
14 posted on 07/15/2011 12:34:19 PM PDT by DoctorBulldog (A lot of people probably just negated my comment while I was hunting and pecking at the keyboard!)
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To: DoctorBulldog

Erratum: “...part in the Constitution it DOES say” should read: “...part in the U.S. Constitution where it DOES say”

Cheers


15 posted on 07/15/2011 12:36:47 PM PDT by DoctorBulldog (A lot of people probably just negated my comment while I was hunting and pecking at the keyboard!)
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To: jeffc

It’s amazing how one would sell their soul for the opportunity to write a NY Slimes editorial


16 posted on 07/15/2011 12:41:27 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (As long as the MSM covers for Obama, he will be above the law.)
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To: brownsfan

Soros TV


17 posted on 07/15/2011 12:43:28 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; Josephat; Prince of Space; ...
Just got home ping!

FOR REFERENCE:

18 posted on 07/15/2011 12:44:12 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Guns don't kill people, the obama administration does. (Gunwalker Ping List))
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To: Kaslin

We have no media. We are living 1984.


19 posted on 07/15/2011 12:46:33 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Noumenon
Exec at NBC parent company raises $1.2 million for Obama...
20 posted on 07/15/2011 12:46:54 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Kaslin

Something I “just don’t understand.” There is a Pulitzer Prize sitting on a shelf somewhere looking for a recipient. If one single reporter decided to really go after any of the things we “vaguely hearing about” ... they would achieve real (and deserved) fame and fortune. Obama’s illegitimacy, Gunwalker ... any of these things. The stuff going on in this administration is a MOUNTAIN of material that someone could use to EXPOSE the whole mess .. or in this situation ... just pick a mess, they seem like cherries on a tree! But “they” would rather report the “Same ‘ol” and become mediocre rather than Pulitzer Prize-Winning Famous! Some of these folks need to read Jonathan Livingston Seagull and depart from the Breakfast flock. Why do they not see the opportunity, why do they not reach for it? So ripe for the picking, yet ignored. Amazing. There’s got to be at least ONE journalist out there that hasn’t been brain-dimmed by his/her college education.


21 posted on 07/15/2011 1:24:30 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: opentalk

Coincidence? Happenstance? You decide.


22 posted on 07/15/2011 1:26:19 PM PDT by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: abigailsmybaby

“Can somebody direct me to the part of the Constitution where it states that people DON’T have the right to buy multiple quantities of any type of arm without law enforcement knowing?”

On that note, show us the part of the Constitution where it states that the arms available for US citizens shall be inferior to the arms of our standing army? /s


23 posted on 07/15/2011 1:45:06 PM PDT by TauntedTiger (Keep away from the fence!)
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To: samtheman

Ain’t that the sad truth.


24 posted on 07/15/2011 2:46:17 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Nightshift

gnip


25 posted on 07/15/2011 3:46:47 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: Kaslin

26 posted on 07/16/2011 8:34:22 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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