The media take on gun control
Press leaning way left on issue?
- Duration 5:19
- Date Jan 12, 2013
Press leaning way left on issue?
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It the president is going factor executive boardrooms and executive action can be taken we haven't decided what yet.
We're compiling all the -- with the attorney general.
And all the rest -- numbers.
As well as legislative action we believe required.
Well that was what the vice president had to say on Wednesday the day before meeting with the NRA.
His comments got a lot of reaction Jim from.
From Second Amendment proponents but not so much in the media.
You know this is vice president Biden's.
Chance to -- As he prepares itself for the 2016.
Not nom nomination nomination last.
-- I would say this though I'm on Friday Politico reported that the White House might be backing off on the assault weapons ban as a not.
-- pushing and pushing it forward which I think is quite significant.
And it could be that the country's -- -- issue differently than for example the -- is committed to the country for example.
Might relate better to the story of -- -- -- this woman who can build Georgia who shot.
An intruder in her house five times.
And then obviously -- were bullets as I wasn't dead yet.
And needed -- bigger bigger clip and I think that the media were really doing its job.
Dottie Herman of the husband who's -- -- customer ever to be on the until 9/11 and his wife the same time this -- -- honey remember.
This business like we talked about.
They both be household names now and oddly enough they're not.
Judy you know it it strikes me that the vice president has been given what a couple of weeks to come up with these recommendations this is a debate that's been raging in this country for years.
And yet there -- trying to push something through him I don't know seems like a relatively short amount of time.
I think a couple of newspapers have actually pointed out that they have a set of proposals that they shelved.
A -- in the first Obama term and they figured out they just didn't have the political capital -- want to spend the political effort that was required on this.
Now they feel that the mood has changed whether or not it's change sufficiently to get the kind of sweeping measures that many gun control advocates favor.
A separate issue that I think something has changed and that's why -- -- Biden always honest -- he want to deal he wants something he can get through and what he can't get through I think they're preparing to do on the law enforcement side.
Is the mood of the country changing because of the media coverage.
Well we don't know I mean the NRA and says that they got a 100000 more members after sandy hook.
I have to say this and you know I'm Milan -- don't like guns all that kind of staff.
But I have almost never heard in the mainstream media.
Stories about people defending themselves with guns successfully that is -- out I will give you that yeah I mean I don't know about.
-- -- Giffords is the congresswoman who was shot in that terrible incident in in Tucson she and her husband the former astronaut mark Kelly.
They started that.
Organization this week that they say is going to you know designed to -- Iraq counteract the effectiveness.
Of the gun lobby they got a lot of publicity for that.
Right did did they did because he's incidents provoke a lot of emotion it's true and you see Gabby Giffords.
She is survived this attack and come back in extraordinary ways he -- a heartbreaking new town the heartbreaking and -- -- of course it pulls on the emotional heart strings.
But when you look at the media coverage of this I fault the mainstream media because.
They are more interested in advocacy for stricter gun control laws and actually reporting the facts for example of you were shooting.
In the theater as well as a new town shooting both of those mass murders took place in gun free zones you didn't see that report and also Jim you mentioned the assault weapons ban.
They may or may not go down this road this time.
But she seemed very little reporting -- to the fact that the last time we had such a man for ten years from 94 -- 2004.
There was very little appreciative of fact.
Of having that -- and and having a decline in gun related murders and violent.
You just don't see those kinds of facts reported what you do see is emotionally in reporting and that's not entirely fair to the conversation.
Well and you saw Alex Jones appear on piers Morgan this week -- -- is -- seems to.
And set him up as a typical example of the kind of gun owner that's out there America -- and and Jim -- at the national review said that piers Morgan picked him well because.
So say junk about a little strong.
Remain the main street and editors Morgan pat has given -- -- a little signature on this issue that is he's -- and hard and you sort of mocking the cost US constitution.
As he does have a one point and -- and what do you said but executives orders.
Rush -- -- -- -- -- -- listen it's entirely possible the Obama administration will.
Do something about control background checks by executive order and and it's entirely possible -- mainstream media will say well that's that's perfect that's exactly what we need.
And Limbaugh said look imagine if -- if there's been bush 43 doing this on abortion.
Well what would -- -- action and it'll be completely different.
This is -- act usurpation of executive of congressional power blah blah -- this is one of those weeks when we need more time for a topic like this but next on news watch mr.