Dan Rather Urges Media To Attack Second Amendment

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  1. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    From: http://www.americas1stfreedom.org/a...ather-urges-media-to-attack-second-amendment/

    Dan Rather Urges Media To Attack Second Amendment
    by Marshall Lewin - Thursday, September 17, 2015

    On the same August day that a TV news reporter and cameraman were murdered on live TV in Moneta, Va., by a deranged former co-worker evidently deluded by a persecution complex, former CBS News anchor Dan Rather urged journalists to become even more strident activists for gun control than they already are.

    While openly exulting that “both victims and the alleged gunman were all journalists and the graphic nature of the video of the shooting will undoubtedly make this a story that will dominate the news cycle,” and praising “some journalistic organizations that have done a remarkable job trying to keep the gun violence story on the front pages and leading the news broadcasts,” Rather went on to complain that journalists aren’t doing enough, in his view, to convince the public to demand more gun control.

    Pointing to the media’s relentless, frantic and fear-drenched attention to the Sept. 2014 arrival in the U.S. of a Liberian man infected with the deadly Ebola zaire virus, Rather tacitly called on the media to “fuel the hysteria” with similar 24/7/365 wall-to-wall coverage of sensational gun crimes in the U.S.:

    “Think back to all the breathless coverage around the Ebola outbreak and the death of the patient in Dallas. That was indeed frightening, but there was a consensus that we as a nation must do whatever we could, spend whatever needed, to protect ourselves. And journalists dissected every angle, sometimes fueling the hysteria.”

    To do anything less, Dan Rather lectured, amounts to “journalistic malpractice.”

    But here’s a newsflash for Dan Rather:

    The media already devote so much airtime, ink, attention, analysis, celebration, maudlin hand-wringing, insincere navel-gazing and controversy-seeking finger-pointing to every heinous crime committed with a gun that:


    • every insane madman with a grudge, a gripe or a craving for fame already knows that if he really wants to make a statement, have his manifesto published and his every complaint broadcast into every living room for a month straight, all he needs to do is commit a copycat crime;
    • instances of mass murder, while rare and not statistically increasing, do tend to run in clusters for this exact reason, as the FBI has repeatedly warned the media; and
    • after being brainwashed by this relentless barrage of media misrepresentation that (to quote Rather) “fuels the hysteria,” much of the public now believes that mass murders are “epidemic”—when in fact, they may actually be decreasing—and that violent crime is skyrocketing, when in fact it has been falling for nearly 25 years, to the lowest levels in 40 years.

    In other words, too many in the media are effectively lying to the American people.

    The media will scream bloody murder—and for good reason—whenever anyone even questions the First Amendment. But when it comes to the Second Amendment that protects the First Amendment, the media too often amount to an angry lynch mob.

    If that’s not “journalistic malpractice,” then we don’t know what is. But then again, who knows more about journalistic malpractice than Dan Rather, who so disgraced and embarrassed CBS News with his “Memogate” Bush hatchet job that they had to fire him?

    Let’s face it: When a national “investigative reporter” is so fervent to score a “gotcha” against his political enemies that he never pauses to consider the obvious fact that laser printers didn’t exist in 1973, maybe he should limit his investigative reporting to grand openings, ribbon cuttings and local children’s Easter egg hunts.

    But the bigger issue—one that warrants serious investigation and reporting—is the anti-gun and partisan bias that’s endemic throughout so much of the supposedly “mainstream” media today.

    When national polls over multiple decades find that journalists identifying themselves as “liberals” outnumbered “conservatives” by a factor of two-to-one in the 1960s, climbing to three-to-one in the 1980s—and that just 7 percent identify themselves as Republicans, while four times as many journalists identify themselves as Democrats today—is it any wonder that Americans trust reporters less than members of almost any other profession?

    If Dan Rather sincerely cares about “journalistic malpractice”—and if he and his fellow members of the Fourth Estate want to retain any relevance whatsoever to the national debate—maybe instead of “fueling more hysteria,” they should sneak up on a mirror.​

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
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  2. The liberal motto, never let a tragedy go to waste.
     

  3. Think1st

    Think1st Supporting Member

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    If Comrade Rather really cares about media malpractice, maybe he should express concern over its use as a propaganda tool to push an agenda specific to one extreme end of the spectrum, rather (no pun intended) than just being an objective check on injustice and government overreach.

    Too much, lately, the 4th Estate has been more of a 5th column.
     
  4. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    These so called "journalists" will be in line for prosecution right after the
    politicians, bank$ter$, and lawyers... We need to bring back the guillotine
    and the gallows ;) Maybe? :D
     
  5. Rathers whole career was journalistic malpractice.The liar got fired for making up a story about GW Bush being AWOL.Right before the election,trying to swing it.Hes a lowlife scumbag of the tallest order.
    He used to sign off his news program by saying "courage".Liars don't have courage.Brian Williams must have had Rather as his tutor.
     
  6. MachoMelvin

    MachoMelvin Well-Known Member

    Besides the RED NOSE, there is little to NO difference between dan rather & BOZO the clown. Both of them are only good for entertainment purposes?
     
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  7. bscar

    bscar Supporting Member

    It's getting more difficult to spread their BS because it is so easy to find out if something is true or not.
     
  8. ArmyScout

    ArmyScout Supporting Member

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    Unfortunately there will always be people who believe all this political BS. They believe it because they are too stupid or too lazy to find out the truth.
    "Obama, he give me free phone" - That's all the Black Americans have received so far. Their Black savior President who promised great things has not done a [email protected] thing to help them in almost 8 yrs.
     
  9. What do you mean lately?
     
  10. Think1st

    Think1st Supporting Member

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    I mean lately in a broader sense. I would say that the most egregious behavior started in the mid 90s, which I think of as "lately".
     
  11. While the authenticity of the documents were never proven, and he admitted that, Rather was never actually fired, he stayed on. Other people were fired.
     
  12. Hipointer

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    Dan Rather can bite the big wienie.
     
  13. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    I remember when he went up against "Daddy Shrub" and in all the news papers
    they had the editorial cartoon of Bush on one side, and Rather on the other,
    with his teeth knocked out an a black eye :D He really laid low for a LONG time,
    after that! In fact, I'd thought he retired. Too bad he didn't, or expired...
    What a worthless douche puddle, still trying to tear down the country. :mad: