December 23, 2012

Gregory on MTP: Likely Broke DC Law, Hypocritically Mocked NRA’s Armed Guards Proposal

Two blog posts today should shred the credibility of Meet the Press’s David Gregory in making arguments for gun control and against appropriate armed staff or security personnel at schools — or they would, if journalists had the least bit of interest in exposing lawbreaking and hyprocritical behavior by their professional colleagues.

During the show, as reported at the Patriot Perspective, relaying a point first brought out by a member of the AR15.com forum site, Gregory “decided to wave around a 30-round AR-15 magazine” in direct violation of the District of Columbia “DC High Capacity Ammunition Magazines” statute. Given the Supreme Court’s Heller ruling affirming that the right to keep and bear arms (and ammo) is an individual right, that law may not be enforceable, but it would also be interesting to know if Gregory’s possession of an AR-15 magazine or his showing it on the air violated any of NBC’s corporate policies. Additionally, the Weekly Standard’s Daniel Halper pointed to Gregory’s hypocrisy in mocking the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre over his organization’s advocacy of having armed guards in schools (internal link is in original; bolds are mine):

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U.S. Press Won’t Report That Egypt’s Constitution Is Sharia-Based — And Socialist

While the Associated Press, New York Times, and the vast majority of the U.S. establishment press have avoided directly referring to Egypt’s newly-approved constitution, spearheaded by ruler by decree Mohammed Morsi, as oriented toward imposing Muslim sharia law in that nation, the international press hasn’t been so reluctant. Who do you believe, the rest of the world or your agenda-driven U.S-based news sources? Additionally, as will be seen, the constitution is so unabashedly socialist it would have been labeled communist if it had appeared any time prior to 1990.

Russia-based RT.com opened its coverage of fraud allegations Saturday as follows: “Egypt’s new Sharia-based constitution has been approved in a second round of voting, the ruling Muslim Brotherhood party said.” Its headline a week ago after the first round: “Egyptians vote on hotly contested sharia-based constitution.” Meanwhile, the New York Times blew through over 1,000 words in “analyzing” the results, and did not mention sharia once.

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Searching for Christmas: Year 8, Round 3 Results

Filed under: Economy,MSM Biz/Other Bias,MSM Biz/Other Ignorance — Tom @ 12:16 pm

Doing the searches now; will analyze the results after Christmas.

Google News shopping-related searches:

Last year’s Round 3 results performed on December 22 had “Christmas” about half of a percentage point lower.

Google News layoff-related searches:

  • Christmas layoffs (not in quotes, also excluding the word “challenger” to ensure that items relating to the mass layoffs report issued by Challenger & Christmas were excluded) — 14,200 results (27.00%)
  • Holiday layoffs (not in quotes) — 14,500 results (27.57%)
  • Holidays layoffs (not in quotes) — 23,900 results (45.43%)

Positivity: Pope’s childhood letter to Baby Jesus shows his faith

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 11:13 am

From Marktl am Inn, Germany:

Dec 21, 2012 / 04:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Christmas letter that Pope Benedict XVI wrote to Baby Jesus when he was seven years-old demonstrates his devotion to the Sacred Heart and his desire to be a priest.

The letter is on display this Advent in the village of Marktl am Inn in Bavaria, where he was born.

“Dear Baby Jesus, quickly come down to earth. You will bring joy to children. Also bring me joy,” he wrote in the 1934 letter, published on the Church-affiliated Italian website Korazym.org.

“I would like a Volks-Schott (a Mass prayers book), green clothing for Mass (clerical clothing) and a heart of Jesus. I will always be good. Greetings from Joseph Ratzinger,” he wrote in German cursive hard writing called Sütterlinschrift.

The letter, found during the renovation of a house that Joseph Ratzinger’s occupied when he was a professor in Regensburg, was published on Dec. 18. …

Go here for the rest of the story.

Sunday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (122312)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

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