The mainstream media give huge, not-to-say undue amounts of airtime to bereaved survivors of “gun violence” who promote civilian disarmament. Not just because the vast majority of liberal workers lean way left. Not just because airing the survivors’ suffering somehow atones for the media’s endless stream of “if it bleeds it leads” news packages. It’s mainly because . . .
a reporter’s career depends on likability. It’s not enough to be a great or even a journalist. You have to care. Oh sure, you can report hard news. But Katie Couric proved once and for all that being Oprahratic [sic] is where the real money is. Dare I say it? That holds doubly true for women in the news biz. Women like Brooke Baldwin.
In this gun control chin wag, Ms. Baldwin starts her segment by proudly listing the names of the “gun violence” survivors she’s met. People for whom she cares so much that she still stays in contact with them. (No prizes for guessing how many NRA members Ms. Baldwin has on speed dial.)
Not to be outdone, CNN’s Alisyn Camerota tells the audience that she was the first talking head to break the news of the Sandy Hook spree killing. How’s that for a badge of honor? Anyway, at 8:00 in, the anchors [finally] address the issue of arming teachers (i.e. letting teachers exercise their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms).
The question of Ms. Baldwin’s bias — if there ever was one — is settled by her characterization of the anti-armed teachers position. “It’s one thing to have a guard, for example school security and police right, who are trained professionals and have firearms, versus a teacher,” Baldwin opines. “You talk to teachers and they say ‘I’m paid to teach. I’m not paid to be a cop’.”
I guess the idea that thousands of teachers want to carry a firearm to protect their charges, that hundreds are armed — some legally, some not — didn’t occur to Ms. Baldwin. I wonder how many of these armed defenders can call Ms. Baldwin to keep their pro-gun rights perspective fresh in her mind.
At 9:12, the conversation moves to The Donald’s support for gun rights. Brooke ain’t got time for that. “The biggest thing we hear from Donald Trump — and it’s wrong — is that Hillary wants to take your guns away . . . It’s not that I think that on the left they’re trying to take your guns away they just want to like close the gun show loophole, have those federal background checks, they just don’t want guns to fall into the hands of bad dudes.”
After putting her seal of approval on the deeply unconstitutional “No Fly No Buy” proposal, Ms. Baldwin finishes by returning to her favorite subject: herself. Her emotions. “All those babies in those little caskets. I saw them with my own eyes in Newtown. I’ll never ever forget it.” And we’ll never forget that Brooke Baldwin isn’t a friend of the United States Constitution.