Getting It Wrong, Over and Over and Over Again
by Scott Lazarowitz
Scott Pelley recently confessed that he and others in the news media have been "getting the big stories wrong, over and over again." He then goes on to blame the alternative media for that, and web news, bloggers and tweeters lacking "editors," i.e. censors, and states that alternative news gatherers and distributors are not "real journalists."
Pelley, who replaced "real journalist" Dan Rather via Cutesy Katie, is admitting to getting the big stories wrong, yet he is totally clueless as to why that is.
For example, Pelley cites his inaccurate reporting on the Sandy Hook story. And he referred to merely getting a few details wrong, such as stating that Nancy Lanza was a teacher at that school when she was not.
But Pelley, as with most of the reporters, anchors and editors of the mainstream news media, did not seem to explore whether the alleged shooter Adam Lanza may have been taking psychiatric drugs which may have contributed to his alleged violent behaviors.
However, Pelley did do a story on 60 Minutes in which he interviewed some people who knew the Lanzas who, as with some other close Lanza family associates, had said that Adam was "on medication" to treat his Asperger’s Syndrome. But Pelley did not follow up on the medication angle.
We just have not been hearing from mainstream news providers that most of the recent mass shootings have been by perpetrators on psychiatric drugs, especially SSRI antidepressants, including alleged Aurora shooter James Holmes. It has been asserted but not yet verified that the Sandy Hook shooter was also on psychiatric medication.
Have the media largely omitted any mention of the recent mass shooters’ use of psychiatric drugs because the media just want to help Premier Obama and Frau Feinstein implement their gun-grabbing fetishes? (Or is it because the news networks make a lot in ads from the Big Pharma drug dealers?)
It’s not just a matter of getting facts wrong, it’s a matter of obvious omission.
But this isn’t really about the mainstream news "journalists" getting things wrong, over and over again.
This is, once again, a matter of State-aggrandizing propagandists pushing a particular agenda. In this case, it’s the gun control agenda, along with the push for a police state.
Incidentally, was it on purpose that CBS Evening News hire an anchor who sounds like Richard Nixon? But I digress.
Because the facts do not support their cause, the gun-grabbers have been using emotional appeals, including exploiting the Sandy Hook tragedy, to disarm their victims while aiding and abetting the violent criminals out there who don’t obey the law including gun laws.
And Lawrence O’Donnell’s recent misinformation and dishonesty in defense of the police in Watertown illegally ordering people from their homes while police searched without warrants or probable cause was disgraceful. Talk about "getting it wrong, over and over and over again."
It seems like we may be seeing more of that kind of criminal, thoroughly unconstitutional behavior committed by police, and maybe even military as well, mainly to satisfy the Rulers’ gun-control agenda, their need to disarm the civilian population so there will be no resistance against their further Soviet criminality.
Now, you "liberals" out there: Do you really believe that if the people amongst the civilian population were armed, openly or concealed, that more people would just go shooting wantonly and recklessly?
According to John Lott, author of More Guns, Less Crime, the cities with more gun restrictions (e.g. Chicago) have very high violent gun-related crimes and deaths, and those with fewer restrictions have lower rates of gun-related violence.
Here is Scott Pelley’s interview of the gun-grabbing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg just days after the Sandy Hook shooting. Once again, they emotionalize the gun issue by bringing up the families of the victims of gun-related violence, with Bloomberg asking Pelley, “Do you really want to call them up and say, ‘oh it’s hopeless, we’re just going to keep killing more and more people’”?
But they never discuss the valid points made by John Lott and others and the statistics which back up their assertions, including the many lives saved by someone who possessed a firearm and used it in self-defense.
Unfortunately, the "progressives" seem to want only police to be the ones with weapons, but not private civilians. In contrast, a much freer and safer society would have it the other way around.
So like good little sheeple, the "liberals" do not seem to be concerned with why police do not keep statistics on police-perpetrated gun-related deaths.
But why does the Left want a police state?
And I can see why the conservatives refer to the liberals as "criminal-coddlers," in the Left’s constant defense of violent criminals. The Left’s gun-grabbing agenda is a part of their "criminal-coddling" in their intentionally disarming innocent people by government force and by law. When the Left’s adored State disarms innocent people, they are ipso facto arming the criminals.
But doesn’t this go with the larger picture of why the Left love confiscatory taxes, fascist regulations and welfare redistribution schemes and Big Government bureaucracies? They want the power (via the armed State) to steal from other people and tell them what to do, and they don’t want their victims to have the right or the means to defend themselves!
So just what is it about the State, its apparatchiks, and its propagandists in the media who help to push the agenda of the State’s criminals? In my view, there is some sort of power trip involved in aiding and abetting the State’s crimes against innocent human beings’ persons and property.
One grandiose example of the Left and the biased media’s "criminal-coddling" was their propagandist push for the George W. Bush Iraq War ten years ago.
Talk about "getting it wrong, over and over and over again."