An audience member corralled me after I spoke at the Second Amendment Foundation’s Florida chin wag. “Why are you so angry?” she asked. Why wouldn’t I be? As the son of a Holocaust survivor whose people were disarmed and slaughtered, I’ve got two words for the gun grabbers: never again. OK, so the New York Times’ Joe Nocera is posting and re-posting and re-posting a feature called This Day in Gun Violence . . .
We have an unusually long list of violent incidents in which guns were involved this weekend. It couldn’t be because Sunday was St. Patrick’s Day, could it? Here is our weekend report.
This is the kind of left-leaning mainstream media anti-gun agitprop that gets my proverbial goat. Snarkily, nay condescendingly waving the bloody shirt in the pursuit of civilian disarmament without any context or counterpoint.
Don’t get me wrong. If the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, The Mayors Against Illegal Guns or some other gun control group published this list o’ links on a daily basis, fair enough. That’s the business they’re in. But the New York Times? It’s an e’ffing disgrace.
Members of TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia are sure to remind me that the Times was lost to liberal bias years ago. These days, the Times is no more “the newspaper of record” than The Onion. Probably less.
The difference with this example is that I’ve spoken to Joe Nocera. We discussed his story about passengers caught with guns at airports. He was an entirely rational antagonist, to the point where he appreciated the logic of allowing concealed carry permit holders to carry their firearms on planes.
We talked about the need to balance reporting on “gun crime” with stories of defensive gun use. Which would the perfect addition to this feature, by the way. As if.
Just so you know, no matter what they say to gun rights advocates, gun control shills like Nocera know exactly what they’re doing. And just so you know, Joe, we know exactly what you’re doing too.
Nocera’s buds think he’s on the side of the angels for facing down “the gun lobby.” Maybe Joe thinks this is “objective journalism.” Yeah, well, as another Zimmerman reminded us, you gotta serve somebody. I wonder if Joe knows who’s really calling the tune.