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After a terrible march jobs report we got this past Friday President Obama seems to be turning his attention.
To gun control and the mainstream media isn't far behind take a look.
-- at last week the evening newscasts.
Did fourteen stories on gun control.
Only six on the economy.
And two on unemployment.
But while they brush off the bad economy the American people are demanding more 24%.
Say economic issues like jobs -- most important issues facing Americans today.
Where -- the bottom of that list health care immigration.
And there it is right there gun control -- just 4%.
So why are the mainstream media pushing it if the American people aren't buying it doctor Tim grossed close is a professor of American politics at UCLA.
And he is up already in Los Angeles at 3:17 in the morning doctor good morning to -- A good -- again Steve the indeed he was with us yesterday.
Tim why the disconnect why is it that Americans seem to be more interest and in jobs and the economy.
Then guns and yet that seems to be what the mainstream media are portion.
Yeah well as you can see -- -- this Gallup poll so that yes that people are more intrusive in the economy than than.
-- basically any of those other things.
That why is that I think that the main reason just has to do with that most journalists happened to be liberal.
And what happened was liberals you -- win on public policy last week that mainly that Connecticut law.
Eight and also possibly the momentum that they're hoping to get -- a -- through congress.
Given that liberals were happy about that and I think that just natural if -- -- liberal journalist you you wanna reported that.
Well I saw at CNN poll last night that said that 52%.
Of the country.
Of the president's gun policies so that flies in the face you know if a majority of Americans are not for something did is interest team when.
It seems like all the other networks are -- and something.
Yeah but that's -- I think one thing about guns is that there's is it an asymmetry about the intensity of -- it turns -- the people were.
Pro second amendment rights and anti gun control.
They have very intense preferences so these polls even -- full people sometimes will be 67 the 80% of people.
In -- -- more gun regulation but the politicians will get burned by that but vote for gun regulation not realizing these people with intense for -- -- -- -- People like Mark Pryor -- land drew from Lou Louisiana I think -- they may find out the hard way.
Despite the polls of people wanting more measured -- I doubt if they're gonna vote for this team to reach com.
-- congress Tim do you think that part of it has to do with the fact that you know most members mainstream media press are liberal.
And they're trying to help the president on us.
I think so -- -- -- a statistic that that I hope people know about.
The media bias.
If you hold Washington correspondents asked them would you vote for less selection of being -- -- you'll get is 93 to seven.
Of Washington correspondents will voted for a Democrat in the last election.
Not only is that liberal that's more liberal than Berkeley California in the congressional district.
That contains Berkeley California -- only voted 910.
For the Democrat journalists are more liberal than than Berkeley and absolutely and so that's what's happening some.
That has not yet -- I think they are trying to help of brought Obama all right at ten grossed close doctor politics out at UCLA thank you very much for joining us two days in a -- certainly see it.
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