Important media headlines for October 5th:
Bottom Line: These are the stories you don't want to miss (but probably would if I didn't find them for you).
Liberal Comedians Aren't Helping Las Vegas Victims Karol Markowicz, USA Today
Excerpt: The divisive message from Hollywood is loud and clear: If you’re a conservative, if you’re a gun owner, you are the monsters who have caused this. Kimmel described semiautomatic weapons as “weapons designed to kill large numbers of people,” as if anyone who owns one is a potential mass murderer lying in wait, and then located his real targets, Republicans. He brought up a bill President Trump signed in February ostensibly making it easier for people with mental illness to buy guns. The bill, which was supported by that little known conservative organization the American Civil Liberties Union, as well as a host of disability groups, corrected an Obama-era wrong that tied being able to handle Social Security finances to gun ownership.
This marks the second time the ACLU has conveniently been politicized by leftists against the cause the they advocated. When President Trump cited that not all of the protesters in Charlottesville were bad people - those advocating in the crowd of white supremacists - the ACLU. But just as that was conveniently ignored as the left advanced the narrative against the President - here we go again. This is what happens when ignorance reigns and the media commits the most pervasive form of bias. Omitting.
Trump Will Win in 2020 If Dems Keep Calling Him a Racist Robert Robb, AZ Republic
Excerpt: You don’t have to be a racist to find galling the spectacle of pampered athletics, making millions of dollars playing a game, hosted in taxpayer-subsidized stadiums, benefiting from an antitrust exemption, ostentatiously exempting themselves from the traditional display of fidelity to our country. The argument by some that the protest isn’t really about the flag and national anthem rings hollow. If you do it during the national anthem, it is about the flag and the national anthem.
The point that's illustrated in the article that's right on point is this...The left continues to embrace the most radical factions of society as long as they fit the anti-Trump, anti Republican narrative. That means accepting the false premise of the NFL protesters. That means accepting six genders. That means attempting to politicize the Puerto Rican recovery efforts. That means blaming guns and Republicans for Las Vegas rather than Stephan Paddock. You get the idea. All but the most radical elements of society have their sensibilities at least somewhat insulted by those notions. Let me put this another way. The sis-gendered, national anthem protester, holding a "guns not people kill" sign isn't representative of any value system that most of this country identifies with or desires.
My Research Told Me Gun Control Is Not the Answer Leah Libresco, Washington Post
Excerpt: Before I started researching gun deaths, gun-control policy used to frustrate me. I wished the National Rifle Association would stop blocking common-sense gun-control reforms such as banning assault weapons, restricting silencers, shrinking magazine sizes and all the other measures that could make guns less deadly.
Then, my colleagues and I at FiveThirtyEight spent three months analyzing all 33,000 lives ended by guns each year in the United States, and I wound up frustrated in a whole new way. We looked at what interventions might have saved those people, and the case for the policies I’d lobbied for crumbled when I examined the evidence. The best ideas left standing were narrowly tailored interventions to protect subtypes of potential victims, not broad attempts to limit the lethality of guns.
As I always say...Two sides to every story but just one side to every fact. It's a funny thing about those who commit murder. They aren't exactly prone to abiding by the law. Moreover, as I've cited many times over. More lives are saved by defensive use of guns per year than taken by them in the US. The gun control argument is the cheap, easy, emotionally uninformed one for those who are frightened out of their own ignorance.
On Late-Term Abortion, Liberals Are Science Deniers Jonathan Tobin, National Review