Sunday, February 20, 2011

NewsBusters Attacks Good Morning America

Chris Brown of Media Matters wrote a wonderful article concerning the video interview of Mayor Bloomberg by George Stephanopoulos.  It seems NewsBusters didn't like the fact "that Stephanopoulos didn't call Bloomberg a liberal and that the interview included a shot of a billboard truck that is currently driving across the nation."

Highlighting the inclusion of's truck and discussing the issue of background checks for less than two minutes is pretty thin gruel for the "liberal media bias" that NewsBusters purports to expose. exists to highlight two common-sense policies -- entering the names of all people prohibited from buying guns into the NICS, and requiring a background check for every gun sale in America -- that are widely popular among all Americans.
What's your opinion? Do you agree with Chris Brown that that was a pretty weak case for media bias? I myself have never been a big believer in the frequent pro-gun lament that the main stream is biased against them. To hear them tell it, you'd think there's a far-reaching conspiracy to make guns evil. What I think is most people are smarter than that, a fact that borne out by some of the other points Mr. Brown made.

Fixing the gaps in the government background check databases by adding missing records, which currently number over 2 million, is broadly popular according to a recent poll that shows 89 percent of Americans and 90 percent of gun-owning households support doing just that.  Closing loopholes that allow people to buy guns without a background check is also broadly popular,  86 percent of Americans and 81 percent of gun-owning households support requiring all gun buyers to pass a background check at gun shows. Even 69 percent of NRA members support requiring all sellers at gun shows to conduct criminal background checks. It seems that NewsBusters has its facts wrong in trying to paint these policies are "liberal."

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. "It seems that NewsBusters has its facts wrong in trying to paint these policies are 'liberal.'"

    It seems that the anti-freedom loons have their facts wrong in trying to paint these polls as legitimate.

    There, fixed it for you.