Friday, January 18, 2013

News cycle...

We interrupt this programming to talk about a bicycle guy pumping himself full of enough hormones to grow tumors on a bowling ball and a college kid's imaginary girlfriend in Canada. We will return to our regularly-scheduled gun banning after these annou... Squirrel!

The tenacity with which the short-attention-span media has stuck to the gun control meme has been unnerving to say the least. The morning national news programs have added what amounted to an additional segment every morning for the last month: News, weather, sports, entertainment, and gun control. By comparison, they were only kinda interested in the death of Michael Jackson.

I'll say this much for the Dear Reader's dog-and-pony show the other day: It seems to have mollified his groupies somewhat, allowing them to chase off after other stories.
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25 comments:

guilherme.atencio said...

A college kid's imaginary dead girlfriend in Canada.

John Richardson said...

Michelle has a new hair style!!!! And a Twitter acct - @flotus

What was that you were saying about guns?

Anonymous said...

Is it any wonder that the Media is not letting this go like a dog with a bone?

What has the Media has to report lately on the gun front? Supreme Court victories for the RKBA, state level victories by the magazine full, complete inaction by the Obama Administration unless you count arming criminals in Mexico.

Gun control is a way to stick it to the people that the Media hates, us.

Shootin' Buddy

Wolfman said...

Now to be fair, I truly beleive that extremely gullible college athletes and bicycle riders breaking rules are as important as drug using baseball players.

Which is to say, who gives a $#%! ?

Its hard to expect more out of Americans sometimes, with all the Garbage In/Garbage Out.

Bob said...

One might even suspect that there was a list of some sort, that would facilitate JournOlists communicating with each other and coordinating their talking points. Nah, that's probably just paranoia on my part.

staghounds said...

What about the college sports star with a pretty girlfriend?

Now THAT was NEWS.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Uh, don't get your hopes up just yet. Seems BHO has decided to turn his former Presidential Campaign Organization into a "Non-Profit Community Organizing and Advocacy Group to help Support his Agenda for the rest of the next Term."

And it's NOT, repeat NOT going to be part of the Democratic Party.

So expect local News Editors, County Councilman, State Senators, et.al. to have Apparatcheks from the local BHO Cell to be breathing down their necks to keep them in line.

And the Destruction of the RKBA will be not be going on the Back Burner.

jimbob86 said...

Groupies? THOSE are his PR people..... I saw one of his groupies as I stopped at a red light, just as the Dear Reader was announced on the radio, and the applause started ..... I came to a stop next to her, and she was whooping and hollering, clapping and bouncing up and down as if she had been called as the next contestant on The Price Is Right .... she was ..... well, a very .... large woman, and the poor car was rocking up and down a good 3" or so .... the shocks had long since given up, and I was afraid the axles might say, "AW, Screw it!" as well ....

Anonymous said...

Agreed the sudden media long attention span and - ALSO - the political attention span has been a little, odd.

Almost like they were diverting our attention from... now that's some squirrel right there.

Tam said...

"Almost like they were diverting our attention from... "

They can avoid talking about the coming crash, or they can talk about it, whichever, but neither thing is going to stop it from happening.

Stephen said...

"They can avoid talking about the coming crash, or they can talk about it, whichever, but neither thing is going to stop it from happening."



Yup.

cj said...

Cognitive dissonance? They believe everyone should think like they do, they pick out some polls that asked people "Would you like to prevent murdering school children?" as evidence that the country supports gun control, yet can't understand why gun sales are breaking records (must be the two guys in the country who own guns enhancing their collection, eh?) and the evil NRA-who-doesn't-represent anyone-really has bumped membership by rather significant percentages...so they have to keep shouting about it to explain how all those things aren't really happening.

Brad K. said...

The media is sure focusing on facial closeups of President B. Hussein Obama. I haven't decided if they are trying to identify themselves with helping him, or trying to create, whole cloth, an image of the President that will satisfy all their dreams and leg-tingles.

It is eerie, to be associating our President with mass shootings.

Anonymous said...

I'm still wondering if Mel Gibbson is the biogical father of Jodie Fosters children and will he give them Beretta 92s with high capacity magazines for their 21st birthdays.

Gerry

JohninMd.(Help! O'Malley's still Governor!!!) said...

@ Gerry;
As a loving father, yes. Yes, he would. With LOTS of "standard capasity" magazines and ammo.

Greg Hunt said...

I was driving by the Cnetury 16 movie theater in Aurora, CO last night, and saw a "news" team out fron videotaping a story. I couldn't decide, driving by, whether they would be more likely advertising the reopening of the theater, or conducting a piece on "the deplorable lack of gun control in this Nation". I decided that it would likely be a little of both; maybe 15 seconds of "reopening", and 90 seconds of the reporter's opinion on gun control.

Greg Hunt said...

Dangit. "Century".

unix-jedi said...

The tenacity with which the short-attention-span media has stuck to the gun control meme has been unnerving to say the least.

They have no problem with paying attention - to things they want to, things they think you need to be (agreeing with them) and that more attention might change your mind.

Things were more attention would be _bad_ (Fast and Furious, Clinton and his Intern Relations, Hillary and her wacky medical issues that keep her from testifying about the pesky torture and murder of a US Ambassador) need not be dwelled upon. LOOK HONEY BOO BOO!

Anonymous said...

It's all for your own good, so be quiet and watch the reality show.

Velcro8ball

Woodman said...

I just want my skettey, is that asking too much?

Devynsdad said...

I heard about that poor college kid's girlfriend passing away. What was her name? Oh yeah... Fawn Liebowitz. She died in a bizarre kiln explosion.

Will Brown said...

How many of us (will admit to) remember(ing) the whole Day # America Held Hostage routine in the press during the Carter administration? This gun control fixation in the media is starting to display a creepy resemblance. Can we expect four more years of "Day # Without Gun Control In America" as a permanent feature of news reporting?

Mattexian said...

Why not? That was a genius bit of milking the tragedy, dragging it out day by day by showing a daily obituary on one of the victims. Bought the news channels a month of viewership, 'cause you don't want to miss out on today's exciting episode!

Steve Skubinna said...

"They can avoid talking about the coming crash, or they can talk about it, whichever, but neither thing is going to stop it from happening."

So what? When it happens... Curse you, Booooosh!!!!!

Cheesy said...

At least Lance finally had the ball to come clean about the doping allegations.