What Do MSNBC Viewers Think About Gun Control

If you listen to most media outlets you would think that only right wingers or extreme right wingers think we should be able to own and carry guns. But, this surprising poll from MSNBC – yes, MSNBC – shows that is not the case. I would bet the person who suggested this poll, was expecting very different results…..

A poll, hosted on MSNBC.com, asked a simple question:

Do you think people should be allowed to carry guns in public?

People were given three options for answering and, with 90,000+ votes cast, here are the current numbers (as of July 6, 2014):

  • 88% – Yes! The Second Amendment guarantees it. (79,000+ votes)
  • 8% – No, it’s too dangerous. (7.266 votes)
  • 4% – Only for self defense. (3,636 votes)

This result does not fit in with the network’s leftist narrative or agenda. To listen to MSNBC you would think that 90% of Americans are begging to turn in their guns so that they can receive the proper state protection.

This is a related article about Panera Bread’s decision to ask customers to not bring guns into their stores.

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/panera-bread-asks-customers-leave-guns-home

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Rules of Journalism

I watch the news coverage and I watch some of the news shows — and have to wonder, are there any rules to journalism?

I think the problem may be that so many talking heads – portray themselves as journalists or reporters.

  • Where are the journalists that deserve awards?
  • Who should be celebrated because they did something that wasn’t popular, but was necessary?
  • Where are the reporters who are unbiased?
  • Okay, that may be asking too much — how about reporters who don’t openly bash and lie about one side or the other?

Even with the recent tragedy in Newtown Conn, there has been biased reporting and way too much focus on the shooter by some networks. But that’s a topic for another post….

Its been clear for years that much of the media leans to the left, but the outright attacks by some media outlets is unreal.

Maybe we should examine WHY we have freedom of speech? Seems to me that the reason for freedom of speech is in order to expose problems, to protect the innocent and for the greater good, to prevent powerful people from being able to hide the truth, for a few examples.

But – what happens when that freedom of speech is used to spread fear, spread hate and to cover up crimes that are happening?

MSNBC Has Topped Itself – Or Has Hit a New Low

Are they kidding is the only possible response to Toure’.

I have a good friend who is an occasional guest on MSNBC and I feel bad for my friend every time this idiot opens his mouth. Notice the others at the table don’t even agree with him – which is good because he’s wrong.

The details about what happened in Kansas City over the weekend – but let’s be serious, Jovan Belcher was be enough, strong enough and mad enough that he could’ve killed his girlfriend with his bare hands if he didn’t have a gun.

There are many ways to kill a person if you are determined to do it – a gun is just one of many options. Instead of getting rid of guns, why not discuss mental illness, prescription drug use, anger management, and domestic violence – just for starters….

 

Mocking a Man With Many Achievements

You know – I have a lot of issues with people who mock people with disabilities of any kind. Its juvenile, hurtful and actually shows the measure of the person doing the mocking.

Whether you agree with Charles Krauthammer or not – you should at least acknowledge the things he has accomplished and the hardships he has overcome.

This is the comment that caught my attention –

Anchor Martin Bashir on Wednesday jokingly apologized to young viewers who might have been “frightened by” Charles Krauthammer’s face in a video clip that was aired on his show.

In case you aren’t familiar with Charles, here are some details about his life — and I included a picture from his Facebook page.

Krauthammer is a Pulitzer Prize-winner whose columns are syndicated to more than 275 newspapers and media outlets.

He received a medical degree from Harvard in 1975 completing his residency in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1984 he was certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

While at Harvard, he was involved in a diving accident that left him paralyzed but didn’t prevent him from finishing his studies and completing his degree.

He received a Pulitzer Prize in 1987, and is considered one of the nation’s leading conservative voices.

And that last sentence reveals why its “okay” to mock him – he is one of the nation’s leading conservative voices. Funny, he used to be a liberal, maybe it would be good to find out why he changed his mind…

If you’d like to see more about Charles Krauthammer, this is the link to his Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/charleskrauthammer