Important headlines for November 15th:
Bottom Line: These are the stories you don't want to miss (but probably would if I didn't find them for you) ...
Do We Understand the 2nd Amendment Anymore? Elizabeth Bruenig, Washington Post
The premise of this story is at the forefront of the biggest issue I run into when initiating any gun control conversation. I'm willing to have the discussion, the debate and consider thoughtful reforms. What I require is an understanding of the premise of the amendment and that's what's woefully lacking. Here's the actual language: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed".
Here's the 2017 way of plainly stating what this is about...We just won freedom from England by killing British soldiers until they gave up. If your government ever does this to you we're going to ensure you have the fire power to do what you need to do.
The gun control crowd can spout whatever their belief system is until they're blue in the face but the only reason they have the freedom as Americans to spout away is because of revolutionaries literally took out their government with guns, cannons and anything else they could get their hands on. That's why it was the second highest priority and that's where conversations that are on the level must begin.
Sean Hannity Bleeds Advertisers Following Roy Moore Segment Real Clear Life
As is often the case you have many in the media that are all too thrilled that Media Matters is carrying out yet another attack against Sean Hannity and has had some degree of success in once again chasing away certain advertisers. Sean's inexcusable action? Having Roy Moore on this TV show and suggesting that people let the facts play out (rather than jumping to conclusions and immediately assuming guilt for whatever you want to assume). After initially pulling Keurig has apologized for their decision to pull advertising from his show and for the comments made by the twits monitoring their Twitter account. Sean Hannity has now also called for Roy Moore to account for potential inconsistencies in his accounts (including saying he didn't know one of the women alleging potentially inappropriate behavior yet having signed her year book) or drop out of the race.
First, here's how Media Matters campaigns work. They put up advertisers they want to intimidate on a website that they perpetuate to a bunch of leftist's bigots who don't generally even consume the content they're protesting. They then count on ignorant kids handling marketing for ad agencies and responding on Twitter accounts to cave and they keep the false attacks up until they think they've won. Media Matters is the advertising equivalent of the mafia with their soldiers lined up to ruff up anyone the bosses say to ruff up.
The dumbest thing in this entire conversation is the premise. Advertising isn't done for the host of a show. It's done to reach the audience of the show. That's why all of the efforts against various shows and hosts over the years are especially stupid. A Hannity fan's money isn't green and desired in your business? When was the last time you were asked your political preference before making a purchase? And here's the irony. Demographically there's no audience with more disposable income than the Fox News, News/Talk audience. What intelligently run business wouldn't want to target those consumers?
What a novel concept...