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TV News Priorities: 68 Minutes for Under-Inflated Footballs, Mere Seconds for Obama’s Release of Terrorists

 

The three major networks, through Thursday morning, have devoted a staggering 67 minutes and 49 seconds to obsessing over every aspect of whether the New England Patriots cheated in their AFC championship win on Sunday. Yet, only ABC allowed a scant 34 seconds to the Obama administration’s release of five terrorists out of Guantanamo Bay and back to areas connected with extremist violence. The contrast is 120-to-1. NBC was, by far, the most lopsided.

 

Networkfs Combine for Two Minutes on Fall of Yemen’s Government; Spend 11 Minutes on Deflategate

 

On Thursday night, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC each covered the news that the United States-backed government in Yemen had fallen after rebels stormed the capital city of Sana’a and surrounded the presidential palace on Tuesday. While the networks gave this story airtime, they only gave it to the tune of one minute and 59 seconds and avoided any mention of how President Obama had, just months prior, declared Yemen to be a success story for the United States in fighting terrorism. In comparison, the three networks devoted 11 minutes and 16 seconds on Thursday evening to the growing controversy surrounding the NFL’s New England Patriots and their use of deflated footballs.

 

NBC Barely Notices Obama Plan to Hike Taxes on College Savings, ABC & CBS Ignore

 

Introducing a segment on Thursday’s NBC Today about parents saving for college, co-host Matt Lauer and the show’s financial editor Jean Chatzky spent a scant twenty-four seconds on President Obama’s recently announced proposal to hike taxes on college savings accounts. Lauer noted: “Talk to me a little bit about what President Obama was referring to when he gave the State of the Union address and he talked about proposing changes to 529 accounts.” Chatzsky explained the significance of the plan: “Yeah, he didn’t actually say it, but he issued some language about it and essentially he’s looking at taxing money when it comes out of 529 plans. Right now withdrawals are tax-free. That would be a big deal if it happens, but we’re going to have to wait and see.”

 

Bloomberg’s Hunt Hit GOP ‘Not Interested’ In Governing; Praises Obama for Same Thing

 

Appearing on PBS’s Charlie Rose Tuesday night following President Obama’s State of the Union address, Bloomberg View columnist Al Hunt praised it as “one of the best speeches of his presidency” and “remarkably effective,” before admitting: “I don’t think he’s going to get much done….This is not a cycle where you get much done. He may get a little stuff on trade and infrastructure.” Rose interjected: “So then the point is to reassert the debate.” Hunt replied: “The debate is going to take place over the next two years leading up to the presidential election and I think he set the predicate tonight that was very advantageous for Democrats.” In stark contrast, while interviewing Republican Colorado Senator Cory Gardner last week…

 

Rolling Stone’s Taibbi: ‘American Sniper’ ‘Ludicrous and Idiotic'; Chris Kyle ‘Kind of A D**k’

 

In a nasty screed against American Sniper on Wednesday, Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi claimed the Oscar-nominated film was “almost too dumb to criticize” but proceeded to do so anyway, declaring: “Even by the low low standards of this business, it still manages to sink to a new depth or two.” Taibbi’s main problem with the movie becomes clear a few paragraphs in as proceeds to rant against the Iraq war and the Bush administration: “Sniper is a movie whose politics are so ludicrous and idiotic that under normal circumstances it would be beneath criticism. The only thing that forces us to take it seriously is the extraordinary fact that an almost exactly similar worldview consumed the walnut-sized mind of the president who got us into the war in question.”

 

ABC’s David Muir Continues Networks Fawning Over Clinton Baby; Hillary ‘Trying Her Hand at Lullabies’

 

On Wednesday night, ABC’s World News Tonight and anchor David Muir restarted the media promotion of Chelsea Clinton’s new baby with Bill and Hillary Clinton as grandparents by spending 24 seconds informing viewers of the competition between Bill and Hillary for “who gets to read to Charlotte.” Muir also took particular interest in how Hillary spends her time with the newest member of the Clinton family, remarking that Hillary has been “trying her hand at lullabies” and then joked that “we want the video of that.”

How Gun Owners Frustrated Obama’s Gun Control Agenda in 2014

How Gun Owners Frustrated Obama’s Gun Control Agenda in 2014

“The group’s Executive Director Larry Pratt saw the West Virginia Democrat working behind the scenes, pushing gun control after Sandy Hook. He called him out and asked other gun rights groups, including the NRA, to do the same.” — Freedom Outpost, January 19, 2015


Not a GOA member yet?  Make sure to join Gun Owners of America!


Two former Presidents paid quite a compliment to Gun Owners of America and its members last year.  For starters, President Obama said:

“People ask me what I’m proudest of and what are my biggest frustrations as President. My biggest frustration is that this society hasn’t been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who can do damage.” (The White House, June 10, 2014)

So in other words, he’s frustrated that Congress rejected every single one of his gun control proposals over the past couple of years.

GOA members should accept this compliment and pat themselves on the back.

After all, it was the liberal media that blamed Gun Owners of America and its activists for the defeat of the President’s gun control agenda.

For example, one progressive site lamented:

Democrats Blame “Gun Owners of America” for Gun Control Setback. — TPM, April 8, 2013

And then there was the Public Broadcasting Service:

PBS’s new special … credits GOA with dragging Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) into the light when he tried to cloak his 2013 gun control push with words like “compromise” and “loopholes.” — Breitbart, January 8, 2015

Even NPR weighed in and complimented the power of GOA’s grassroots:

Gun Owners of America showed with one email alert that it could help flood the phone lines on Capitol Hill days before the Senate vote. — National Public Radio, December 26, 2013

That the anti-gun Left has singled out GOA as the biggest obstacle to more gun control is a great compliment that all gun owners should accept proudly.

But it’s GOA’s grassroots activists who should really be proud, because without you, we could never have accomplished all that we have done in defense of America’s gun rights.


Make sure you’ve renewed your membership in Gun Owners of America!


Gun grabbers attack GOA

It’s been said that the price of success is a target on your back.  And this has certainly been the case in 2014:

(1) Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg produced a video — through one of his anti-gun subsidiaries — personally ridiculing GOA for wanting to arm teachers and principals in schools.

(2) New York Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney called for the Capitol Hill police to investigate GOA’s Larry Pratt for saying that the Second Amendment is for “restraining tyrants.”

(3) Anti-gun groups like the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence have viciously attacked pro-gun candidates — assailing them simply because they received endorsements from GOA’s Political Victory Fund.

Winston Churchill once said:

“You have enemies?  Good.  That means that you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

Yes, it’s the price that comes from success.  But it’s been well worth the effort, as we finished 2014 with no new gun control at the federal level — and even greater firearms freedoms at the state level.

Failure to pass gun control “weighs heavily” on Holder

In October, The Hill reported that Attorney General Eric Holder listed the Obama administration’s “inability to enact more stringent gun control regulations” as among the biggest failures of his tenure, saying the matter “weighs heavily” on his mind.

It’s certainly not for lack of trying.  There was Operation Fast & Furious … Operation Choke Point … and ATF’s efforts to illegally expand its gun registry.

On this latter point, GOA forced the ATF to stop illegally registering long guns throughout the country. And in the courts, Gun Owners Foundation won three cases before the Supreme Court.  (See p. 7 of GOA’s December newsletter.)

In the U.S. Senate, GOA frustrated Harry Reid’s efforts to reelect his cronies in the November elections.  To that end, GOA was the ONLY national gun group working to successfully kill the “Harry Reid Preservation Act” in 2014 — a nothing-burger bill designed to make many anti-gun Democrats appear pro-gun right before the midterm elections.

At the state level, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter signed a GOA-supported bill which prohibits the enforcement of federal gun control laws within the state.

And GOA and its members successfully encouraged New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to pressure a local prosecutor to drop charges against Shaneen Allen, a Philadelphia nurse who had been arrested for having a gun in her car in New Jersey.


Make sure you’ve renewed your membership in Gun Owners of America!


Bill Clinton upset with GOA’s work in killing gun control

Former President Bill Clinton disparagingly complimented the work of national pro-gun groups last year when he accused us of trying to “terrify people” into thinking the government is infringing their gun rights.

He told MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough that,

“Gun Owners of America will run an ad against you or billboard against you and say you’re trying to take their guns away.” (June 2014)

Well, he’s right.  And thankfully, GOA was able to send a lot of those gun-grabbing politicians into retirement during last year’s elections.

Now, we’ve got a Congress that is much more favorable to our gun rights — although the battle for our gun rights will still require tremendous effort.

The Obama administration wants to get the UN Arms Trade Treaty ratified.  And it will use future shootings to expand the number of gun-free zones where good Americans will be kept from possessing firearms.

But GOA will oppose these efforts and work to expand our opportunities for concealed carry. (Stay tuned for upcoming alerts on legislation to be introduced by Indiana Rep. Marlin Stutzman.)

It may seem improbable, considering who’s in the White House.  But long-time GOA members will remember that we actually successfully repealed the National Parks gun ban during the first year of Obama’s presidency.

And that was done with a Democrat House and Senate!

The repeal of gun control won’t be easy, but it can be done.  And with your continued support, we will continue regaining lost ground, as we defend our Second Amendment rights together.

 

Gun Stuff…..

Facts mean little to Bloomberg’s anti gun puppet groups.

Lies and misinformation are everything…

Are you surprised Obama would appoint another anti gun ‘Progressive’. elitist person to fill a slot in his administration?

Surgeon General Nominee Would Be Bad for America’s Gun Rights…

President Obama has nominated anti-gun activist Vivek Murthy for the post of U.S. Surgeon General. Particularly given the president’s determination to reinvigorate taxpayer-funded gun control propaganda under the guise of public health research, confirmation of Dr. Murthy would pose a serious threat to the rights of gun owners. Dr. Murthy’s résumé of partisan activism on behalf of gun control, in which he specifically leveraged his status as a doctor, is detailed at length in a letter NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox sent on Tuesday to Senators Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Harry Reid (D-Nev.), reasserting NRA’s opposition to his nomination.CC-Murthy-Quote

Media BiASS: NBC, Nothing But Crap….

ABC Continues to Omit Role of Democrats in Release of ‘Graphic’ CIA ‘Torture’ Report

 

On Monday night, ABC News continued to report on the impending release of a report on the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation methods as though partisanship had no role when, in fact, Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee are the very reason it was compiled and will be released. Following a morning in which ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’sToday made no mention of the political reasoning, ABC kept the streak going on World News Tonight with David Muir with another report from ABC News chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz.

 

ABC, NBC Hype ‘Explosive’ ‘Torture’ Report; Omit Its Partisan Origin

 

On Monday, ABC and NBC’s morning newscasts both touted the upcoming congressional report on the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation techniques as “explosive” and “damning.” However, neither network pointed out that it was Democratic members on the Senate Intelligence Committee that commissioned the document. By contrast, CBS This Morningreported that “Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee are set to release a controversial report on the CIA.”

 

Ann Compton on Obama: He Launches ‘Profanity-Laced’ Tirades Against Press

 

According to retired ABC News journalist Ann Compton, Barack Obama launches into “profanity-laced” tirades against the press in off-the-record meetings with reporters. In a C-SPAN interview, Compton also derided the President for leading “the most opaque” administration of “any I have covered.” The journalist, who retired in August after a 40-year career, revealed to C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb: “I have seen in the last year Barack Obama really angry twice. Both were off the record times. One, profanity-laced where he thought the press was making too much of scandals that he did not think were scandals.”

 

Chuck Todd Worries About Media Bias…When the Left Complains

 

On NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, moderator Chuck Todd fretted that after the show he would be inundated with complaints about his news coverage, but not from conservatives: “I’m going to get a ton of emails today, ‘Gosh darn you, Meet the Press, great news on the economy, and you haven’t done anything giving President Obama praise.'” CNBC’s Rick Santelli pushed back on Todd’s assertion that there was “great news on the economy”: “It is great improvement and we’ve come a long way, but remember, let’s not get too happy about six-year cures for two-year flus. We’ve been long out of this recession. A lot of people aren’t cheering.”

 

Piers Morgan Calls for Ferguson Protesters to Be Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

 

Appearing on Monday’s NBC Today, ex-CNN host Piers Morgan called on Time magazine to name the Ferguson protesters as the publication’s “Person of the Year” for 2014: “If you ask me what has been the single biggest issue facing Americans right now in this country, it is the whole issue surrounding what happened there….Everyone’s got to come together and say we are simply better than this.” Earlier, co-host Matt Lauer brought up the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, prompting Morgan to proclaim: “I feel very concerned about that whole process, as many people do. Look, you cannot have a situation where you have two unarmed people in America who are basically killed by police officers and the police officers concerned are simply not held to account….these guys haven’t even been cross-examined and I find that an unfathomable thing.”

 

MSNBC Guest Blames Landrieu Loss on White Racism

 

On Saturday night, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.) lost her bid for reelection to Congressman Bill Cassidy (R-La.) by nearly 12 points and some liberals decided to blame her defeat on white racists who hate President Obama. Appearing on MSNBC’s The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart on Monday morning, Aisha Moodie-Mills of the Center for American Progress insisted that “the reality, and every single poll shows this, is that Democrats have completely lost the south because white people are running away from Barack Obama and this African-American man who is occupying the White House.”

“Decision Day” Quickly Approaching on Whether Obama and Reid Will Dictate Gun Policy for the Next Ten Months

“Decision Day” Quickly Approaching on Whether Obama and Reid Will Dictate Gun Policy for the Next Ten Months

We knew that giving Boehner 247 Republican members and McConnell, 54 GOP senators, was not going to solve all of our problems — and allow us to relax for the next two years. And, sure enough, it took Boehner and McConnell only a few days to hoist the first white flag of surrender — on a transcendently important issue.

Let’s face it:  None of the “Republican agenda” legislation being planned by Boehner and his minions is going anywhere.  Not Keystone Pipeline.  Not a repeal of the anti-gun ObamaCare law.  Not anything. Rather, all government spending and policy will be contained in a single bill:  the government-funding “continuing resolution” — or “omnibus.” So now, the debate raging in Washington is this:  Do the newly elected Republicans allow Reid’s discredited, repudiated “lame duck” Democrats to write a “continuing resolution” or “omnibus” which will set all spending and gun policy through September 30, 2015 (the end of the fiscal year). Or do they do a short-term bill, which expires in January, February, or March, and allows the newly elected Republicans to make these decisions?  Certainly, the new Republicans would make gun-related decisions which would be much better than those made by Reid in the next ten days. Better decisions on whether to extend Schumer’s ban on forgiveness for “prohibited persons.”  Better decisions on whether to defund ammunition and firearms import bans implemented by Obama. Better decisions with respect to anti-gun ObamaCare provisions. So why would Boehner and McConnell, who trumpeted the benefits of a Republican Congress, seek to cede these decisions to Harry Reid? The answer is that, if all important legislation goes away until September, House conservatives will lose their ability to force Boehner to stand up to Obama — in any context where it matters. But at this point, the war is waging — and the outcome of the battle is up in the air. Boehner has offered to do short-term funding for immigration, but funding for ten months for everything else. While not nothing, this Boehner “compromise” does nothing to keep Reid from implementing bad policy on guns — or ObamaCare — or virtually anything else. The good news is that Pelosi has rejected the Boehner “compromise,” and virtually all Democrats will therefore vote against it.  This means that the defection of only a few pro-gun conservatives will kill the anti-gun deal — and force a short-term CR which allows newly elected Republicans to decide gun policy. Boehner is expected to try and bludgeon conservatives into submission.  Whether he succeeds may depend on you.

ACTION:  Contact your Representative.  Tell him to support a short-term CR which will allow Republicans to decide government spending and policy, rather than Harry Reid.