“Journalists” Should Know What They’re Talking About Before Spewing Ignorant Propaganda Like This

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The New Yorker is a magazine that should know better. They should know that people would catch blatant attempts at propaganda, especially when the magazine tries to present itself as well-informed.

Except that well-informed people don’t make statements like the one that you are about to read unless they are intentionally trying to mislead people. See for yourself. Adam Gopnik writes in his opinion piece,

It’s a sign of the psychic costs of America’s ongoing epidemic of gun massacres that we have all learned to parse the casualties of the latest gun massacre within the frame of all the gun massacres that have gone before. People discussing what will become known as the Gilroy Garlic Festival massacre, which occurred on Sunday afternoon, took solace in the fact that only three victims were killed, until it was discovered that two of them were children, one just six years old. It’s as though, in some obscene way, there’s an implicit horror-score to be computed each time.

Now, let’s take what Gopnik has to say at face value. Maybe we are dealing with an epidemic of mass shootings. Maybe we are dealing with a situation in which we need to have stricter gun control laws because that could make the difference.

Or maybe Gopnik is willfully ignorant and simply doesn’t care about the once-sacred idea of journalistic integrity.

I’m going with that latter conclusion.

Why? Because you don’t have to hunt very hard to find what the data actually shows. And what does the data actually show? Oh, just that shootings deaths have decreased in our lifetimes and that we live in he safest time in American and human history.

But it would appear that Gopnik didn’t get the memo.

Or maybe he doesn’t want to get that memo because it doesn’t match his desired interpretation of the Second Amendment which would mean that people can only have guns if they are part of the military reserve.

Of course, this is absolute nonsense, and it just goes to clearly show how much of a biased hack that Gopnik is at least when it comes to the issue of guns.

So, shame on The New Yorker for publishing such tripe. But I’m not holding my breath that they will actually publish something that shows how blatantly misleading and wrongheaded Gopnik’s thinking on guns is.

14 COMMENTS

  1. The nummies will never learn. School shootings already has a law in place for decent people that obey the law that says it is “NO GUN ZONE’. But, wait, what, huh? Wasn’t the shooter aware of this? Of course they are, that is why they pick these areas. No opposition. The more gun laws are made, the more that criminals love it. Registration? What a joke. Wasting our tax $$$ for something a criminal don’t give a $#!t about. This is not all about gun control. To the politician it ii’s MIND CONTROL.

    • It should be obvious to just about any intelligent person that liberAls as a whole are, today, an enemy of freedom in this country……

  2. I believe that it was a Mafia Don who said, ” Every time they make a new law it opens up a new business opportunity for us.”

  3. The problem is not guns, its the big pharmaceutical companies. They make these mind altering (high priced) drugs and have these physiological doctors prescribe them to every kid and young adults who is 5 points or more off center. Big pharma gives a lot of money to the DNC so there is never any thing said about what medication these shooters are/were on. They want only gun ban.
    The kids who shot up Columbine high school in Colorado were prescribed mind altering medication, when first came on the market. The Aurora Colorado movie theater shooter was on same type of drugs, and the Sandy hook sicko shooter was another with the mind altering medication. If authorities, who are not on big pharma’s pay roll, would look into what type of mind altering drugs all of the shooters are/were on, just maybe these very expensive mind altering drugs would be taken off the market and the natural herbal medications for the off center people would be prescribed. Shooter problem solved.
    Its a far chance any of this would see light , for the demonratic party and Hillary are in cahoots with Big Pharma.

    • That makes a lot of sense! And I’ve always overlooked that one fact, but have heard of those ties to those facts. Hope that makes sense, been a long week.

    • While I can’t argue with your premise, you know as well as I do, as long as politicians can make that kind of money, and as well as the fact that natural remedies can’t be patented, big pharma will never loosen it’s grip on government. If our government was really fir the people they represent, the first things that should be banned would be big pharma closely followed by the Democratic party.

  4. The LSM and the Solialists propaganda campaign could care less about the second amendment and a few others it seems. They will do everything to silence the right and are now on a crusade to remove the Second Amendment from the Constitution. I remember an argument over whether a po eriod was a period or a comma because at extremely close looking in like through a microscope there’s a little point of ink. Well they used inkwells and quill pens at that time. Read the Federist paper’s of the time and you will learn the true intent of the Second Amendment. And that is that the people are both the first and last line of defense in this country. I don’t know about you but I don’t like the idea of trying to fight a war using wooden pitchforks which is exactly what the anarchists of the left want us to end up doing!

  5. Unfortunately the divide in this country has grown too wide, the leftist will never give up, neither will those on the right surely won’t either. We all know where this is heading, and since neither side is willing to budge, all that’s left is that big enough spark. Rest assured, if it’s not a world encompassing spark that starts WW3, it’s going to be a large enough mass killing that completes the separation between the 2points of view and ignites the next civil war. I guess the only question left to ask, is which side you’re on, or will you remain seated and hope for the best? I know it’s a cynical point of view, but who among you can refute what’s right in front of your face?

  6. “You may know society is doomed when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing;
    when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors;
    when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you; [and] when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice.”

    -Ayn Rand

  7. Not surprised at this considering that the mainstream media outlets consider we the people to be no more than gullible rubes.

  8. Gilroy was a weapons free no weapons allowed zone. Had the citizens been armed they would have stopped this person. A consistent theme the media refuses to talk about. The media has an agenda and it’s not in our best interests.

  9. You know what’s funny that back when I was in school it was less gun laws it was easier to get a gun and we never had any school shootings mass shootings and come hunting season all you had to do to find a gun is walk out in the school parking lot and look in the back of the trucks now we have more and stricter gun laws and more shootings so obviously gun laws just a bunch of BS

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