That’s right, Monitor, ignore the media conspiracy to make people think gun crimes are at epidemic levels.
Thats right, Monitor, ignore the media conspiracy to make people think gun crimes are at epidemic levels.Americans think gun violence has escalated when in reality it's way down from two decades ago.
People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. It is impossible indeed to prevent such meetings, by any law which either could be executed, or would be consistent with liberty and justice. But though the law cannot hinder people of the same trade from sometimes assembling together, it ought to do nothing to facilitate such assemblies; much less to render them necessary. - Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations (Book I, Ch 10)Liberals love the idea that businessmen should be assumed to be colluding - but given the fact that the Associated Press newswire is a virtual meeting of all major journalists which has been in continuous operation for over a century and a half, Smiths dictum about conspiracy applies to journalists more than to anyone else. By now, according to Smith, we should expect journalism to be little else but a conspiracy against the public.And that is what we observe - journalism relentlessly criticizes anyone and everyone upon whom the public depends, but gives a pass to the untrustworthy.