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Media bias, or is it propaganda?

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From page A5 | January 23, 2013 |

EDITOR:

A new year is upon us, and finally some good news … So tired of the half-baked 
gun-violence remedies from our “leader” and his minions, just a nagging burr in my 
happy holiday blanket.

Fox News has just aired a piece by the NRA — blaming the media for gun
 violence. Finally. I have continued to wonder why the elephant in the room, the 
left-controlled media, has not been exposed for their full complicity in the murder
 of our children. Sorry, but there’s no nice way to say it.

Think about it. Who among us did not hear about the Clackamas Mall shootings?
 We have been saturated with the news of gun violence lately. Two weeks and
 counting on the Sandy Hook killings … and it has all been about evil guns,
medicated or unmedicated deranged teenagers and “inadequate gun laws.” But 
who of us heard anything on national television about all the facts? The untold 
truth in both shootings was denied to us: the fact that the Clackamas Mall
shooter was stopped and shot himself when he was confronted by an armed
 citizen with a legally concealed weapon; the Sandy Hook shooter who finally 
committed suicide after shooting 26 people, when the police presented
 themselves.

In both cases, and throughout our land, killers are stopped by 
someone with another gun.

How many more children and others would have been murdered if those “good”
 guns hadn’t arrived when they did? Both shooters had plenty more ammo. Like
 Wayne La Piere said recently, “The only thing that will stop a bad guy with a 
gun … is a good guy with a gun. Guns are here. We cannot un-invent gunpowder nor can we remove guns from society since criminals will not forfeit their 
guns … only law abiders will, which would leave us utterly defenseless.

So, the bigger question has to be:

Why does our media continue to hide these facts? Why is our media
 allowed to keep the public in the dark 
where positive prevention with legal guns are involved?

The reason I believe is they have an agenda … and the power of propaganda.
 They have lost the reality of personal conscientious responsibility. They are not
 just complicit, co-conspirators of the violent, they are unquestionably the
 facilitators. Clearly they, and they alone, have deceived the public by 
selectively withholding the truth about guns. The truth simply does not comport 
with their ideology and thus continues to kill our children. Who knows how man y
more will die before they are brought to justice. Even Fox News has, not yet,
 divulged the name of the Clackamas Mall hero who put his life in harm’s way to
 prevent more innocent deaths that afternoon in Portland, so I will. He is 22-year-old Nick Meli. Thank you, Nick.

It is one thing for the media to withhold classified information to protect national 
security, but to hide facts, facts necessary to make sound decisions, leaves our
children with no meaningful security at all. Worse, it creates the free fall of
delusional policy and truly stupid gun laws. When are they going to get it?
 Criminals don’t abide by the law.

The reality is, gun-using criminals are but ignorant soldiers, exploited by an army
 of truth-twisting media that, together continue to escalate gun violence, all for
 the purpose of promoting the media’s agenda … repeal of the 2nd Amendment. And make no mistake, the blood of our children is on their hands.
The gun-toting psycho, the mentally tormented teen may have some quasi-
legitimate excuse, but the media, (the constant parade of eye-rolling gunphobic
 zombies), and their sponsors do not. The media has no viable excuse and needs
 to be held accountable to the fullest extent possible. It is the “good gun” used by
 police officers, and more immediately by a trained teacher or competent citizen
 with a legally concealed weapon that can prevent or reduce gun violence … 
especially in schools where cowards know their victims are defenseless.

Propaganda, we must learn what it means again, observe what it does, because
 we are living in the results (remember Joseph Goebbels?). Do we really know 
what happened in Benghazi? Fast and Furious? Clackamas Mall? Or in our
 nefarious administration? It is time to pressure our legislators to pass 
stringent laws on the media … not gun owners. When the truth is known,
 reasonable people make better decisions. Perhaps that is the media’s true fear, loss 
of their naked power.

Are we a free people if we are denied public truths?
 Are we a free republic if we are lied to and propagandized by the media, 
the government mouth-pieces?

Are we truly a democracy, without the knowledge of choice?

ROD KERR
Pollock Pines

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