OBJECTIVE REPORTING
And Other Oxymorons

For the nth time I've had the extreme displeasure of witnessing firsthand another nail in the coffin of "objective reporting" in mainstream media. Following the unfortunate attack by an obviously unstable man which resulted in the death of 2 federal LEO's and injuries to others at the Capitol on Friday, June 24, 1998, the cries for more gun control are already resounding throughout the highways and byways of DC.

One of the most slanted biased bits of "journalism" I've seen in a long time hit my MSNBC alert box within the last hour. I have to ask: Mr. Tom Curry, just how much does HCI pays you to write such anti-gun drivel? The role of mainstream media in the proliferation of disinformation has never been so obvious as it is in this article.

I've already written a brief and rather blunt note to Mr. Curry explaining my position to him: it's very simple….

When, when, when will Americans wake up and realize that there is NO law, no rule, no background check, nothing in the world that can guarantee safety in the face of insanity. Rather we should have the option to even the odds than to allow the do-gooder trigger-lock crowd to render us impotent in the face of violence.

Washington DC has what are likely the strictest gun-control laws in the country, yet they did nothing to deter a madman who was determined to wreak havoc in the Capitol. Only the weapons in the hands of LEO's at the scene prevented this relatively contained tragedy from becoming a virtual slaughterhouse. A few more weapons in the hands of average citizens at the scene might have further diminished the bloodshed today.

…I found your reporting of this incident, and your obvious pandering to the anti-gun lobby both sickening and as unprofessional a piece of non-objective reporting as I've had the displeasure to witness lately. You have got to be related to "Oh my God, it's an assault weapon!" Anne Curry..........she makes us sick too!

I'm not sure there are any words I can write to convey the disgust I feel when I imagine which of our glorious representatives locked themselves safely away in the Capitol today while we "the people" scrambled to avoid becoming Weston's next targets. Instead of trying to find new laws with which to disarm law-abiding citizens in another cowardly attempt to protect their worthless lives, they should consider the folly of trying to stand in the way of a madman bent on destruction, and instead allow us to protect ourselves from the madmen on our streets.

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." ~ Benjamin Franklin

"Authority has always attracted the lowest elements in the human race. All through history, mankind has been bullied by scum. Those who lord it over their fellows and toss commands in every direction and would boss the grass in the meadow about which way to bend in the wind are the most depraved kind of prostitutes. They will submit to any indignity, perform any vile act, do anything to achieve power. The worst off-sloughings of the planet are the ingredients of sovereignty. Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy the whores are us." ~Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

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There is nothing worth having that comes without risk. There is nothing worth having that carries no danger. If you would not die for your convictions, then your beliefs are without foundation. If you would not stand in the face of tyranny, then bow down and take the yoke of slavery that you so richly deserve...

~ Warrior Woman