Wednesday, December 08, 2004

More Brainwashing from the Media

I'm taking a short break because I'm in the eye of the hurricane right now. Starting Monday through Thursday, I've got 8 final exams. I'll post more soon, but as for now, this is all I have time for.

I just saw a segment on MSN about a school that auctioned off a deer rifle as a fund raiser.
Go see it for yourself:,62378dec-21db-4afa-8f76-d68b6de855d6,919edacc-e319-4e0e-9e3c-fe95ad9901c1&m=News&mi=NBC%20News

This media was so obviously biased against the idea. There's nothing wrong with being biased, but when you're THE NEWS, you're supposed to be objective. I had no problem with the questions that the reporter was asking. She obviously needed her ignorance regarding the matter to be explained. What really pissed me off was the fact that they were talking about a deer rifle then showed a clip of UZI's and other guns that the firearm ignorant public don't know a thing about.

If you don't know alot about guns, let me explain a few things. The public has a huge problem with guns that look like the AK-47, M-16, and Uzi's. These are your popular "assault rifles" that they want to ban. The most dangerous part of a gun is not the gun itself, it's the bullet. There are various calibers of deer rifle. I can tell you that most deer rifles use bullets much more powerful than the "assault rifles" that I mentioned above.

Yet, the news chooses to use a clip of guns that you see in movies that are designed to scare you. They must really think you're stupid. Either that or they're just plain dumb and want to drag you into their own stupidity. Such is the case with Michael Moore in his documentary "Bowling for Columbine" Is anyone out there aware that HE STAGED THE SCENE where he walked into a bank and got a gun by opening an account? Here's the truth: There was a bank that offered a free gun if you opened an account with them, BUT it had to be a long term account (so that they know where your ass is), then you had to go to the local gunstore, pass all federal guidelines and background checks, then receive it. Oops, I guess he left that information out on purpose. You see, Michael Moron knows that you believe what you see. He just happens to leave out important details because hey, you're an idiot and he knows better than you. Pisses you off a little doesn't it? Well, that's exactly what the media does to you. Make you see something twisted around to evoke a feeling out of you with no use of logic.

This reporter even said that the auction was putting the guns into the hands of children! The congresswoman had to set her straight. The rifle MUST be turned over to an adult. So, as for the school raffling off a rifle, who the fuck cares? It's not going to end up in the hands of a child unless the adult allows it to be. Common sense needs to rule people, not emotion. There are numerous people who teach their children how to use firearms. Not only that, but they teach them to respect firearms and to handle them only under parental supervision.

Igorance is not always meant to be an insult. There are lots of things that I am ignorant of because I don't know a whole lot about them. However, I'm not going to try to influence people towards an opinion if I don't know a good deal about the subject matter. Why can't today's media follow that example? I don't mind the reporter questioning the congresswoman about the fund raiser, but when you pull the shit that they did, that was inexcusable. That was like saying, "Fuck your logic" look at this!