Judge Jeanine: The cowardice of The Journal News
The irony couldn't be richer
- Duration 6:03
- Date Jan 13, 2013
The irony couldn't be richer
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I've never seen anything like it.
The irony couldn't be richer the hypocrisy couldn't be more outrageous.
The message couldn't be more meaningful.
Hello and welcome to justice on -- -- This week the journal news continues to high.
Refusing to explain why they printed the names and actresses of legal gun owners including -- sterling.
Instead there -- a whole hunkered down.
Hoping it will pass and that will all just go away.
And get this they've hired armed body guards who won't give us -- names or mapped to their homes take a walk.
Judge we're here at the journal news building hoping someone will talk to us finally got done.
You tell me why you guys released the names of the gun owners.
-- -- Can you speak to -- secondly it can come in with -- and speak with you.
-- hiding from us.
-- so my only answer the question.
On the security got here and he didn't talk to you -- -- do this and we do.
A cart president doesn't become obvious that he happened -- -- -- -- as passengers to carry.
Why would you.
He wanted to hear what your name put out on the list of added I love and don't comment and student as you cause we can thank you.
That and that -- -- We're here at the home of the publisher of the journal news Janet Hanson to see if she'll talk to us.
-- -- As he could -- we had door -- right in our face.
-- the home of Cindy roil the editor of the journal news and as you could see behind me there seems to be a guard in her driveway that you.
Protect in his home.
-- And they registered -- You on the list that was that they really -- Thanks -- our producer there -- anyway.
This week I've been thinking about the recent publisher Janet Hanson energy -- -- gang who managed to ignite national firestorm.
Game -- the reason for the creation of their interactive map of gun permit holders in Westchester.
Quote we felt sharing as much information as we could about gun ownership and our area.
What is important in the aftermath of the new town shootings.
Sports that one out.
In the aftermath of the shooting up innocent children.
You the journalists think it's important to watch two out us.
You think it's important to how us in the aftermath of the new -- shootings.
How dare you connect law abiding citizens.
Who've gone through rigorous background checks who've been fingerprinted investigated and receive judicial approval to exercise their Second Amendment right.
How dare you compare them to -- not job.
On the lunatic fringe in desperate need of medication.
Playing violent video games for days at a time.
How dare you compare him to battered women and hiding to the families of police officers and to judges and DA's like me.
This animal massacred innocent babies he didn't have a pistol permit he didn't go through a rigorous background check -- get a pistol permit.
He took someone else is gone.
And by the way although it's none of your business there's a reason people have guns.
We don't need your sanctimonious.
And you -- -- our families endanger -- -- into our lives you put our privacy and security and our safety in jeopardy.
And then you have nothing to say.
Let's follow your reasoning.
-- search records are public.
Should we also publish the names of people receiving food stamps getting unemployment.
Those on welfare the mentally ill.
Should we give people maps to their homes there might be a good reason after role may -- people on unemployment are working off the books.
Why don't -- out the nearly 40000 criminals -- DA in my office tonight prosecuted every year.
That leaves the rapists and drug dealers those who possessed illegal guns and use them in homicides.
And by the way.
In my thirty years in law enforcement I can remember only one.
Legally registered handgun used in a murder.
These are the people who were already shown that our laws are meaningless to them.
And how about -- -- -- file.
Let's mapped the weighed in their homes.
A child is certainly in more danger but had to file in the neighborhood -- illegally registered handgun.
Why don't you just admit.
It was an immensely bad idea.
But -- exercised poor judgment or no judgment at all.
That was a cheap anti gun stunned the by the way is turning out to be pretty expensive.
For you you'd champions of free speech.
You're losing subscriptions.
Hiring bodyguards for your home.
And the workplace.
There's a cold for a national boycott of your newspaper.
How you could explain that one -- your board of directors in May.
Instead you have the audacity to hide you have nothing to say about your indefensible.
You have no comment.
How about I -- it for you you're nothing but a bunch of cowards.
Unwilling to defend yourselves.
Frozen in fear.
You screwed up period.
End of story.