In the video below, CBS interviews its own reporter about yesterday’s 60 Minutes report on National Concealed Carry Reciprocity. At 2:47, the interviewer asks Steve Kroft interviewer if he thought his report was fair. “Yeah. Yeah,” Mr. Kroft replies. OK then . . . At 3:05, in an excerpt from the segment, Mr. Kroft reveals his objectivity, or lack thereof . . .
“Look, I work for 60 Minutes in New York,” Mr. Kroft tells U.S. Representative Hudson, “and I know if you armed everybody on the floor and allowed them to carry a concealed weapon it would only be a couple of months before someone was shot.”
Holy WTF Batman!
Not “restored my colleagues right to keep and bear arms in the city of New York.” It’s “armed everybody on the floor” and “allowed them to carry a concealed weapon.”
Listen up everyone! Big Brother says it’s OK to carry a gun now. So don’t be shy. Come and get your GLOCK. We’re not leaving here ’til everyone is armed.
Equally, why would someone be shot? Negligent discharge? Retaliation for a #metoo newsroom episode? And what are we to make of the fact that a 60 Minutes senior reporter has so little respect for his fellow journalists’ ability to act responsibly that he doesn’t trust them with a gun? Why should we trust them with a camera?
It gets worse. Fast forward to 3:30:
“It’s not a Constitutional right to carry concealed firearms,” Mr. Kroft tells — tells — Tim Schmidt of the Concealed Carry Association. Not “your opponents say concealed carry isn’t a Constitutional right.” It’s just not, is it you paranoid weaseling white man (whose reply was “edited for brevity”).
This former CNN’er sees the usual anti-gun bias in this report on a report, mated with an attempt to make Mr. Kroft seem like an entirely reasonable (i.e., unbiased fellow). But they. Just. Can’t. Help. Themselves.
CBS’ Overtime apologia inspires me to paraphrase the bard: when it comes to guns. the network doth protest too much, methinks. Youthinks?