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Bloomberg to Launch Proprietary Anti-Gun Media Arm

Friday, May 15, 2015

Bloomberg to Launch Proprietary Anti-Gun Media Arm

The ceaseless torrent of anti-gun commentary from the New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, and other “mainstream” media outlets, apparently isn’t enough for billionaire firearm prohibitionist Michael Bloomberg. On May 8, Capital reported that the ex-mayor of New York is developing a “news operation” to work alongside his Everytown for Gun Safety organization in furtherance of his megalomaniacal gun control agenda.

To steer his propaganda outfit, Bloomberg has hired former New Republic editor James Burnett, who departed the left-leaning magazine during its recent high-profile shake-up. Also on board is Jennifer Mascia, formerly of the New York Times, whose duties were described by Capital as “news and editorial assistant.” Mascia’s participation underscores the extent of the anti-gun bias at the Times.

This project is yet another illustration of Bloomberg’s ego-driven zeal to control other Americans and diminish, not just their rights, but their access to reliable information about their rights. Of course, Bloomberg’s existing media empire is already being used to attack gun rights and the NRA, albeit alongside promoting other Bloomberg-backed causes. The mainstream national media outlets, moreover, are firmly within the gun control camp. They uncritically treat Everytown’s bogus “reports” and press releases as newsworthy, and their “investigative journalism” is often barely-disguised gun control advocacy. Even so, nothing but a full-time, dedicated anti-gun operation will satisfy Bloomberg’s need to see nothing but his own opinion reflected back at him.

News of Bloomberg’s new disinformation campaign came three weeks before Everytown is set to host a two-day anti-gun indoctrination camp for “journalists.” On May 29 and 30, Everytown, in concert with the Columbia Journalism School’s Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, will offer journalists a workshop in “guns and gun violence,” in Phoenix, Ariz. According to the Dart Center, the workshop will feature “independent expert briefings and specialized reporting skills training to enhance the practical ability of journalists to report on guns and gun violence knowledgeably, ethically and effectively.” How a one-sided seminar funded by a billionaire’s pet interest group furthers ethical reporting is anyone’s guess, but the event may provide a handy recruiting platform to staff Bloomberg’s new media machine.

Unfortunately, Bloomberg is not alone in perverting traditional notions of journalistic integrity, and his hires aren’t the first “journalists” to cross the line from journalist to media flack, or vice versa. President Obama recently called for bringing about a change to “how the media reports” on certain issues to more closely conform to his own view of the world. George Stephanopoulos moved from the Clinton campaign war room, to the Clinton administration, and then landed at ABC where he is tasked with delivering the “news.” Now, Stephanopoulos is having to defend his credibility as a reporter after disclosures that he funneled tens of thousands of dollar he earned in that profession back to the Clinton Foundation.

Needless to say, NRA has its own messaging components, including the one you’re reading right now. We wholeheartedly support gun rights, and we’re proud to proclaim that fact. In one sense, we have the easier job, as facts, history, and the Constitution are on our side. Yet with the anti-gun echo chamber encompassing the White House, academia, big media, Hollywood, and much of the legal and medical professions, the pro-gun view of the world rarely gets the attention it deserves in a nation of over 300 million guns and 100 million gun owners. We’re here to see that it does, and the addition of yet another Bloomberg funded voice to the anti-gun cacophony will only give us more misinformation to set straight.

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Dick’s Sporting Goods/Field & Stream to Destroy Firearms Inventory

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Dick’s Sporting Goods/Field & Stream to Destroy Firearms Inventory

Dick’s Sporting Goods took their campaign to alienate law-abiding gun owners to an extraordinary new level last week. The beleaguered retailer announced that in addition to removing certain types of semi-automatic rifles from their stores, the company ...

Another Group of Anti-Gun Celebrities Forms!  In Other News, The Sun Rose Today.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Another Group of Anti-Gun Celebrities Forms! In Other News, The Sun Rose Today.

In case you were worried there were not enough anti-gun organizations working to eradicate the rights of law-abiding gun owners, a new one has formed, and it’s called NoRA.  Get it?  The name implies that the ...

Illinois: Committee Passes Bill to Allow Local Infringement of Second Amendment

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Illinois: Committee Passes Bill to Allow Local Infringement of Second Amendment

The Illinois state Senate could vote on legislation to allow localities to infringe upon Second Amendment rights as early as today.  Senate Bill 2314 was moved to third reading after it had passed the Senate ...

NRA Salutes “the Gunny” and Mourns the Passing of an American Patriot

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Friday, April 20, 2018

NRA Salutes “the Gunny” and Mourns the Passing of an American Patriot

America, and the NRA, lost a true friend and a staunch defender of freedom with the passing of R. Lee Ermey on April 15 from complications of pneumonia. He was 74 years old. 

Rhode Island: 19 Gun Bills to be Heard in House Judiciary Committee Tuesday

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Rhode Island: 19 Gun Bills to be Heard in House Judiciary Committee Tuesday

A marathon gun bill hearing is on tap for next Tuesday night in Providence, and NRA and local pro-Second Amendment groups are calling for all-hands-on-deck.

Keep Calm and Carry On: Pro-Gun Sentiment Reasserts Itself in Wake of Antigun Blitz

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Keep Calm and Carry On: Pro-Gun Sentiment Reasserts Itself in Wake of Antigun Blitz

Like the long-delayed coming of spring to the Mid-Atlantic, evidence is appearing that Americans are regaining their senses and reverting to an instinctual embrace of freedom after a withering barrage of some the nastiest and most ugly ...

Bailed-out Banks Launch Coordinated Attack on Law-abiding Gun Owners

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Bailed-out Banks Launch Coordinated Attack on Law-abiding Gun Owners

There is growing evidence that some of America’s financial elite want to create a world in which America’s public policy decisions emanate from corporate boardrooms in Manhattan rather than from citizens and their elected officials.  ...

Unfriendly Skies: Delta CEO Claims Bashing NRA Members is Good Business

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Unfriendly Skies: Delta CEO Claims Bashing NRA Members is Good Business

In the wake of the Parkland, Florida, murders, there has been an unusual amount of anti-gun and anti-NRA commentary by private corporations with plenty of problems of their own.   In February, Delta announced it was ending a ...

New Jersey: Senate Committee Approves Gun Control Bills

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

New Jersey: Senate Committee Approves Gun Control Bills

On Monday, the Senate Law & Public Safety Committee approved several gun control bills during a hearing that stretched over five hours. 

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