Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Monday, May 19, 2003

The Lying News Media, Part V, or There Aren't Enough Hours in the Day to Keep Up

Well, I saw (and have a copy of) CNN's "retraction" that wasn't.

For what it was, it wasn't bad, but it was still (I think intentionally) misleading.

CNN has a transcript of some of the story up here, just scroll down to where it starts: "Welcome back." It is not complete when compared to the video, but they may correct that later.

The transcript of the original story with Sheriff Jenne is here, and it's got more to it than the NRA piece had, but the full-auto piece is not included. This was obviously the first piece where the cinderblocks were untouched by the post-ban weapon.

I have not located the transcript of the full-auto demonstration.

If you're interested, the day after the original Zarella piece on Wolf Blitzer Reports, Wayne LaPierre of the NRA was on and called CNN on it in no uncertain terms.

THAT transcript is here. He calls them liars to their faces.

I'll come back to this topic later, but I've got an asswhuppin' to deliver debate to get back to.

Besides, I do this better when I'm not pissed off.

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