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Indiana: The Herald-Times Online Creates Controversy for Gun Owners, Manipulates Concerned Citizens, Then Refuses On-Air Debate

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The editors of the Bloomington Herald-Times maintain their First Amendment right to publish private information on Indiana gun owners who exercise their Second Amendment rights, but they refuse to defend their position in a nationally broadcast debate on the Fox News Channel.

Two weeks after the release of their Indiana gun permit database, Bloomington Herald-Times editors were contacted by producers at the Fox News Channel to explain their editorial decision to a national audience. Fox News intended to set up a debate between the newspaper and an Indiana resident affected by their action.

The paper’s editors refused to come on television, deciding instead to send a written statement and allow the Brady Campaign to speak on their behalf.

“Our purpose was to provide public information we believed people would be interested in…we have databases for property buyers and sellers, restaurants that have been inspected, public salaries and more…we don’t believe we are treating them like criminals,” Bob Zaltsberg, Herald-Times Editor.

If the gun database does not effectually characterize gun owners as dangerous menaces to Indiana society, why does the country’s number one gun control organization defend the paper by dishonestly accusing Indiana’s “Shall Issue” Right-to-Carry system of being ineffective at preventing criminals from obtaining permits?

Why does the Brady Campaign echo the newspaper’s earlier defense as committing a “public service” with the false assertion that “people with concealed carry permits often commit very violent crimes”?

The Herald-Times Online has not honestly defended their position, as they falsely accused your NRA of manipulation and fear-mongering. Now they cannot withstand the public scrutiny and the Brady Campaign stepped in to take up their fight.

Click here to view the Fox News debate between the Brady Campaign and Indiana gun blogger, Caleb Giddings:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8HJsAa79rk

Please continue to contact the Herald-Times and ask them to take down their permit holder database. Also, please contact their advertisers as well and respectfully urge them to end any and all connections with the Herald-Times until they have taken down thier blatant invasion of privacy.

Bob Zaltsberg, Editor
(812) 331-4364
rzaltsberg@heraldt.com

Cory Bollinger, Herald-Times Advertising Director
(812) 331-4279
cbollinger@heraldt.com

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Bloomington, IN 47404
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