MEDIA FAIL: Media Offers Thoughts And Prayers That Someone Would Start Some Violence At Gun Rights Rally

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America’s newspaper of record, the Babylon Bee, covered the Virginia Gun Rights rally today.  In the Bee’s special way, they reported not on the peaceful crowds of supremely polite people.  Instead, they reported on the mainstream media’s disappointment over a lack of violence and bloodshed at the event.

Yes, so much for the mass media’s fake-news narrative that American gun owners bringing guns to a rally couldn’t possibly happen without bloodshed and mayhem.

Directly from the Babylon Bee’s pages:

Media Offers Thoughts And Prayers That Someone Would Start Some Violence At Gun Rights Rally

U.S.—Somber members of the press offered their thoughts and prayers that someone would start some violence at the gun rights rally in Virginia today.

Reporters expressed their grief and condolences as the violence they hyped has so far failed to materialize.

“Nobody has so much as fired a shot. This is an unbelievable tragedy,” said one teary-eyed MSNBC reporter, clearly caught up in the anguish of the moment. “It’s tragic that we live in a country where reporters who are just minding their own business trying to push a narrative can have everything ripped away from them in an instant when protesters refuse to shoot at people.”

A CBS News reporter called for a moment of silence live on the air. “Let’s all take a minute and cry out to a non-specific deity of our choice that any second now, a miraculous shooting would occur.” When it did not occur, she began weeping and gnashing her teeth before ripping her suit jacket in despair. “WHY, GOD, WHY!?!”

As most savvy Americans realize, the Babylon Bee produces news satire.  But in today’s topsy-turvy world, their headlines can often get confused with the truth.

Like their recent headline following the American mission that took out Iranian terrorist General Soleimani:

Democrats Call For Flags To Be Flown At Half-Mast To Grieve Death Of Soleimani

WASHINGTON, D.C.—At a press conference held on Capitol Hill Friday, mourning Democrat leaders called for flags to be flown half-mast to honor the death of Qasem Soleimani.

Flags were spotted flying at half-mast around the country, notably at The Washington Post, The New York Times, and in front of several celebrities’ homes. The celebrities went out and bought an American flag for the first time just to fly it at half-mast for this important time of grief.

That story had as much or more social media engagement than real “top stories” from the NY Times and CNN, according to one CNN reporter.  And that didn’t sit well with him.

Obviously CNN’s Donie underestimates the intelligence of the average American.  Or perhaps he overestimates his own intelligence.

Furthermore, it is obvious that he has no sense of humor.  Because frankly, it’s hard not to laugh at the Bee’s headlines.

Guns Save Life photo by Dale Lock.

Meanwhile, today’s very successful rally in Virginia did go off peacefully, with tens of thousands of American patriots clogging the streets in downtown Richmond to let the Old Dominion State pols know that gun owners that they aren’t surrendering their rights or their guns to would-be tyrants.

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  1. avatar JR Pollock says:

    Gotta love The Babylon Bee, there’s more truth in their satire, than all the MSM’s reputed “journalism”.

    1. avatar Dave in PTC says:

      +10

      1. avatar Toni Smith says:

        +10 is just the appetiser. Sadly the MSM is [email protected]$%&d up 5000 ways from sunday

    2. avatar Victoria Illinois says:

      I love that site. Just read one that says “In Genius Move, Trump Supports Impeachment, Forcing Democrats to Oppose.” Another good read!

      1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

        Just told that to my dad, a ‘Progressive’ to the *bone*, and even he chuckled.

        My pop, a Vietnam combat vet, is so drunk on the Leftist Kool-Aid, he wants semi-auto ARs and AKs banned…

  2. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

    Im certain there are news sources that are crying because they can’t up their ratings with the blood of 2A advocates this week.

    Also would like to point out the Gun Range owner from NY with the Barrett getting so much publicity for his “sniper rifle”.

  3. avatar Hush says:

    Numb some people, media especially, are simply numb to obvious humor!

    1. avatar Hush says:

      Jeff the Griz, not to fear, if the MSM cannot find a way then they will invent one to trash the event. They will not report the truth no matter what……

  4. avatar Casey says:

    That whine seems in line with the general “If I don’t like it, then everyone who does is stupid” mentality.

  5. avatar Prndll says:

    So….what does Northam do next?

    1. avatar Omer says:

      Send an incel hopped up on antipsychotics out into the rally?

    2. avatar napresto says:

      He’s going to sign whatever legislation the democrats send him. The real question is what Virginians are going to do about it once it happens, and I have a suspicion very few of them are going to obey.

      1. avatar Southern Cross says:

        He’ll sign anything Bloomberg tells him too. It must be a very lucrative post-term consultancy on offer from the primary donor.

      2. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

        “The real question is what Virginians are going to do about it once it happens, and I have a suspicion very few of them are going to obey.”

        That is what they want. Their goal is for you to not follow those laws.

        Why? If by chance they can bust you on something unrelated, no matter how minor, they can then throw the book at you and very publicly make an example out of you.

        They are in this for the long game. If they are forced by the SCOTUS to recognize gun rights, they will expend every effort to expand what will be considered a prohibited person who can never again legally have gun rights. That is why they are evil and must be stopped…

        1. avatar Hannibal and the Elephants says:

          Yup, they are just waiting for all of the 2A supporters to slip up and get a felony conviction. This is why it ever more so important to stay on the “right” side of the law no matter how wrong the law. Not only do they make 2A supporters lose their 2A rights faster than the VA legislature can legislate them away, but they will keep those 2A supporters convicted from voting (fastest way to nullify a bunch of 2A supporting voters); “Felony disenfranchisement in Virginia,” anyone?

  6. avatar Paul McCain says:

    The Babylon Bee is so effective, they managed to get CNN angry and willing to go to court over the fake news they publish. Think about that for a moment.

    It’s fantastic.

  7. avatar tdiinva says:

    The Babylon Bee — Reporting tomorrow’s news today.

  8. avatar former water walker says:

    Babylon Bee is SOOOOO much than crap like the Onion(is that a thing anymore?) Tucka’! had the BB owner on the other night. Leftard’s think they’re funny-they ain’t😆

  9. avatar Rusty - Always Carry - Chains says:

    The Babylon bee has their work cut out for them, it is difficult to get far enough out there with the Socialist bunch, since they keep demanding more and more outrageous things.

  10. avatar Dude says:

    “A lot of people sharing this “satirical” story on Facebook don’t know it is satire.”

    Let me guess, these are the same people you think are too dumb to get a government issued ID. What would they do without a savior like you?

  11. avatar Bierce Ambrose says:

    Blank Reg says: If you’re not on their network, they can’t shut you down.

  12. avatar GunnyGene says:

    “I want to thank all of our brave Police officers who kept us all safe from the crazed gun owners who invaded the Capital today. The massive presence of the Police Sta, err State Police, obviously deterred them from burning the Capital buildings to the ground and inflicting untold harm on the good and obedient subj, err peaceful citizens , of my administration.”

    King Ralph of Virginia.

  13. avatar Minuteman says:

    yes that’s correct. Thank you Governer Blackface for all you concerns and insuring there was enough police and security officers on site to keep all 2nd amendment supports in check. We Thank you for our safety!

  14. avatar Imayeti says:

    Reminds me of the movie “Network” in a way.

  15. avatar Sian says:

    Never since the Joker premiere has the corp media been so desperate for a violent event.

  16. avatar Sian says:

    Bee headlines are great but their articles are pretty lackluster.

  17. avatar DaveL says:

    What their next headline? “National Media Outlets Line Up To Apologize for Libeling Gun Rights Activists?”

  18. avatar Hannibal says:

    I read a story by an NBC affiliate that was surprisingly positive on the rally. I was confused.

  19. avatar Victoria Illinois says:

    I’m sure the left doesn’t like the Babylon Bee. They have proven that they have no sense of humor. They only laugh when a good person is hurt or humiliated.

  20. avatar Chris T in KY says:

    This is new to me. I will have to check them out!

  21. avatar jimmy james says:

    NPR did seem genuinely saddened that nothing happened in Richmond today. They had a sound bite from someone who was afraid to go to work there today and someone who said they would normally have been there to attend “Lobby Day” but stayed away due to a perceived threat of violence. NPR did not report on anything benign as people being selfless and performing service work on this day which is normally reserved for such things but hey, there’s no ratings in that.

  22. avatar Timothy Toroian says:

    Anti-American scum!!! About the Rally and the Persian terrorist both. In the land of Xerxes and Darius and other Shahanhashs. Who would make Palovi look like a Sunday School teacher.

  23. avatar Chow Chen says:

    I also like satire site Daily Soak, kind of similar: https://dailysoak.com/

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