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Today's lesson on subtle press bias

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Dave Workman, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Seattle Times wakes up to ‘Gunrunner’ scandal…sort of


    Sunday’s Seattle Times edition carried an Associated Press story that briefly alludes to the scandal currently surrounding the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ controversial “Project Gunrunner” scandal, but in the process, the newspaper appears to have practiced some selective editing to convince readers the problem of gun smuggling along the U.S.-Mexico border is worse than anyone could imagine.



    Seattle Times wakes up to
     
  2. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    Sure sounds like someone should be printing a big, fat retraction, I'd like to see the story they did on the ICE agent who was shot to death by a gun the ATF "allowed" to cross the border illegally.
     
  3. RB87

    RB87 Oregon Active Member

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    I was shocked to see the Gunrunner story on Sunday's Oregonian, front page no less.
     
  4. CEF1959

    CEF1959 Willamette Valley, Oregon New Member

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    Sorry, but what's the point here? Somebody's quoting stats that about 2000 guns go from the US to Mexico every day. OK? What about it? Guns are plentiful and easy to get in the US, and the border is long and largely unpopulated. Is it 2000? or 4000? or 100? I have no idea, but it's not nothing. And who cares? Does the number matter? Or is the fact that smuggling goes on a shock?

    Guns go south for money. People and drugs go north for money. Is anyone surprised?

    I must be missing something.
     
  5. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Big fat correction or clarification would suffice.
    There's nothing to retract so much as to correct
     
  6. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yes, you are.

    Please read the column again. It's pretty self-explanatory
     
  7. CEF1959

    CEF1959 Willamette Valley, Oregon New Member

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    I did. It's just your silly blog, which you insist on touting here as a mechanism of self-promotion. Go away.
     
  8. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    Actually Dave, I would prefer you to stay, as I enjoy your column. I don't know which of my many gun mags I usually see your writings but I generally Agree and I think you are a Stand-Up Guy.
     
  9. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You willing to put to a vote "who" should go away ?
     
  10. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's very kind of you, but if you don't mind, I'd rather sit down. It's my advanced age, combined with my inherent laziness, you know. ;)

    My screed appears in GUN WEEK, GUN DIGEST (the magazine), NORTHWEST SPORTSMAN, and GUN WORLD.
     
  11. CEF1959

    CEF1959 Willamette Valley, Oregon New Member

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    Go for it. Let's make this like a reality show. That'll elevate the discussion. It might actually be better than having some right-wing nut starting a thread just to plug his blog as though it were a news event.
     
  12. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    Then it is Gun Digest where I usually see your writing.
     
  13. CEF1959

    CEF1959 Willamette Valley, Oregon New Member

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    If I sent you my publication record, would you be impressed? I don't think so. So the fact that mags in short supply of content are willing to pick up your screed shouldn't impress people who know how this stuff works.
     
  14. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Don't let me stop you. Please go ahead and provide the forum with a bibliography of your published work.
     
  15. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    He won't Dave just ignore him.
     
  16. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Dave, I for one enjoy your posts and so do a majority of NWFA, let me use this occasion to say thanks from me personally and please do keep up the good work
     
  17. Kennedy

    Kennedy Beaverton Member

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    My vote is for Dave..if we are going to vote who stays and who goes.
     
  18. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well, if he dislikes me so much, he probably won't want to read this:
    ;)


    Is Washington Post helping ATF circle wagons on ‘Gunrunner’ scandal?

    Is the Washington Post providing cover to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the probe of an unfolding controversy regarding “Project Gunrunner” and an off-shoot of that operation in Arizona dubbed “Fast and Furious?”


    Is Washington Post helping ATF circle wagons on
     
  19. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    If he's a troll, why is he not banned?

    8 US Presidents have been NRA members
    80 MILLION gun owners didn't shoot anyone today, a few criminals did!!

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    The "Feedback Score" is low by 4, not everyone posts it I guess.

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  20. U201494

    U201494 Well-Known Member

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    Why don't we give this cheesedyk the boot? He / she is only here to irritate us.
    C'mon, somebody display some sack and pull the plug on CEF1959. Give me the authority and I'll do it!