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The bonds are biased that's the beauty and -- this week we're talking about the media titans say that surrounding.
The White House's push to -- they end up.
And I'm not sure it is hyped every now and then an issue comes along which really merits the nation's.
And finally this issue of gun restrictions and what.
The Second Amendment means practically two Americans and how one strikes a balance between public safety and gun ownership.
That is a subject of legitimate debate and we are finally having -- now.
He is also clear that the media have gone.
Absolutely out in front in favor of -- gun control if you look at piers Morgan on CNN if you look at David Gregory if you look at other people.
Who are supposed to be quote neutral anchors her observers -- have weighed in on the side and -- stations not even trying to hide it.
But that you know is the new normal.
But we don't expect any more people to be Walter Cronkite -- sit there and sand -- the way it is that's not what the American people want ever since we've had cable television.
You can choose.
To listen or watch the kind of news that you want to you can expect opinion what I find reprehensible is someone who has a kind of unstated -- acknowledged.
Bias that they don't discuss that they are not permitted and they portray themselves as neutral but we've seen a lot of anger.
Point number two the violence that we've seen the threaten violence the violence against.
The newspaper which published the gun owners addresses and those who have legitimate -- that permits I think the paper was absolutely right within its rights to do it whether or not they should have is a judgment call.
But if you don't like the publication of that kind of information.
And appropriate response is how.
Don't advertise in the paper or don't -- -- And appropriate response is not I'm going to gun down the people who published.
These -- just because this is what we're getting we're getting really violent.
To that now and it's very very worries.
So -- think.
We're gonna go from here as far as.
And -- -- as far as even the media goes with with publishing names of people who rightfully have have firearms.
You know because.
We're not there -- their own personal security now.
But they're the ones who have guns.
Yeah although -- -- journalists haven't -- and they published public information.
It is not an appropriate response to yeah yeah Saturday night -- -- Surely you can go through any good -- the clerk of courts and and find out this information and if you're wondering your neighbor has a fire.
Are you know with that the child your child is going to play another child's home and you're wondering if there's a firearm in a home that you know.
There's a difference in that then didn't just having it spread out over the -- and.
There is -- and the the biggest thing you can judge -- -- -- saying his judgment call I'm also saying that -- an error of public information where what used to be kind of public information that was somewhat safeguarded suddenly on the Internet becomes everywhere.
In a moment.
Including a -- it's very hard -- -- environment to make policy with respect to.
What is to be done with public information how -- to be handled and I think it puts an extra burden.
An extra burden on the media to be responsible when we're making these calls.
Well what do you think he think we as deserving of how different it is -- -- -- there are within their rights do you think this is something they should have done.
McClellan within their -- -- you know should they have -- it I probably personally wouldn't have done if I was the editor but it that is this is you don't have a First Amendment and incumbent Second Amendment.
Okay yeah that's it.
You have period full stop that's their that's their right and that's their ability and that's a little if nothing else to say about Barack I think that point which is being made though he's really really really the most important point to -- to make about the media these days which is.
The responsibility -- act is an intelligent filter.
In a world -- way too much information and the ability to spread misinformation.
Around the globe and have people piling on -- that misinformation the media must be a responsible filtering doesn't have.
Have to be unbiased.
But he does have to be accurate.
And -- it's really important that we don't get we get out of this loop we're in right now we're journalists are competing to be first.
And therefore risking passing on bad information they just think -- all a Twitter came right because they want to be the value group or the woman who gets set out there at first and that's what they get sort of.
Another is that let's think that the information is vetted and -- reports that they -- just -- exactly that's.
There and we can talk for days on this end and we actually are and continue this conversation -- -- -- -- -- teen Judy.
Thanks so much for your time today -- them.
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