Bloomberg Author’s Group Continues Established Pattern of Manipulation & Deception

By David Codrea

Now that gun owner control ally Barack Obama is out of the White House, Michael Bloomberg needs to find other and sneakier ways to advance his citizen disarmament agenda.
David Codrea in his natural habitat.

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “Gun Safety Org Taps Book Professionals for New Advocacy Group,” a Thursday Publishers Weekly fake news story proclaims. That’s an objective characterization, and here’s how you can prove it to yourself.

First, note it appears under the “news” rather than “opinion” heading, yet the article makes no pretense of obtaining any viewpoints other than those lauding the Bloomberg effort. Then we can look at the author, Claire Kirch, not a reporter, but a professional PR flack who openly admits “I want to make sure that the politics of the book agree with my politics” before she will agree to represent an author.

“Everytown for Gun Safety, a three-year-old organization with three million supporters that advocates against gun violence, is launching a group for those in the book world called the Everytown Authors Council,” Kirch begins her naked advocacy piece.  Forget for a moment that what billionaire control freak Michael Bloomberg’s wholly-owned propaganda machine really advocates for is citizen disarmament edicts – just square Kirch’s unsubstantiated numbers claim with the reality of fewer than 96K Twitter followers, and you’ll get an idea of the number of supporters and their level of commitment.

“The Council will include over 130 writers, illustrators, editors, agents, and others in the publishing industry who, Everytown hopes, can ‘amplify the gun violence prevention movement through their words and through art,’” Kirch dutifully parrots.  So it’s not so much an “advocacy group” issuing organizational advisories as it is individual sellout “artists” assuming a role of masked propagandists in their “art.”

Propaganda Minister Jarrett

We’ve seen that before, during the Obama administration, when top adviser Valerie Jarrett recruited Hollywood writers and decision makers to tailor TV show scripts to plug Obamacare. And we’ve seen it more recently with the Brady Campaign bragging about its influence in getting gun owner control messages inserted in Designated Survivor, and Everytown partnering with House of Cards.

Leni Riefenstahl’s got nothing on the gun-grabbers. But the box office disaster that was “Miss Sloane” (and Harvey Weinstein’s cowardly hiding from his threat to “make [gun owners] wish they weren’t alive” with “The Senator’s Wife”) pretty much show no marketable public appetite for the direct, in-your-face approach. So the “medicine” needs to be mashed up and mixed in the “food.”

Members of the Bloomberg Propagandists Council are free to sell out on art and to subvert the true egalitarian power-sharing arrangement of an armed citizenry all they like. But without a disclaimer on their works disclosing such manipulation has been intentionally inserted, they and their publishers will be premeditatedly engaging in fraud against their readers.

Considering the company they keep, that’s hardly a surprise.

There are two upcoming events for the Bloomberg agitprop apparatchiks, Kirch advises:

  • An “essay” contest in that noted molder of shamelessly manipulated opinions, Teen Vogue.
  • And a chance to win an autographed targ …uh… book for everyone who advances terror interests and uses the #WearOrange social media hashtag on June 2. It’s pretty evident Bloomberg would like to impose that color scheme on all gun owners who would defy his infringements. And while, all things considered, #Wear Red might be more appropriate, that does suggest an idea with the potential to dwarf the Bloomberg effort with something constructive:
Send @Everytown your #WearOrange contribution on June 2 (International Hunter Education Association /Facebook).

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

20 thoughts on “Bloomberg Author’s Group Continues Established Pattern of Manipulation & Deception

  1. As an update, I just checked out the comment section of her copy and paste press release – aka her “article” – and the results are overwhelming: just about every response is negative, questioning her stats, and laughing at the premise. I did not expect to see so much of a negative reaction on her own site, but I guess that shows what sort of fringe, far left views she is parroting. Since the bloomberg banner pr hack said publisher’s weekly is a legit mainstream outlet, what does it mean if the double digit number of people responding there tear her article to shreds?

    https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/people/article/73630-gun-safety-org-recruits-authors-for-support.html

    1. trumped, and there are only eleven posts, all negative to her article, fewer than the posts to this article against her views.

  2. Great article, Mr. Codrea. I always appreciate the hyperlinks to the evidence and examples you sprinkle throughout, something that “Advocate Journalists” (What the what?) and even the “Authorized Big Dogs” (Big Dog? How come I had never heard of that woman?), most often fail to do. But the remarks, they made me laugh. Please please please keep up the good work.

  3. Please publish a list of those “authors” buying into the bloombutt anti-gun idiocy so I can avoid contributing to their well being and profits.

    1. Say goodbye to about 90% of what is out there then. I started years ago with not watching anything James Cameron related. When the man said “Yeah, I’d like it if my movie was used as a recruiting tool for Eco-Terrorism”, I put my money where my mouth was and have never watched anything he has had a hand in since that Time. To this day I have never even watched Avatar when it has been on for free because I don’t want a single penny going to him that was my doing.

      The problem with that view, is that most people find out how much of society they have to cut out of their life and decide they can’t actually do it. To me though, TV has never been that much of a draw, and I would rather be out shooting, hunting, playing golf, ect…. It’s definitely a tougher decision than you might expect, but Kudo’s to you if you can go through with it.

  4. Claire said :
    “I’m now a reporter for a legitimate publication…”
    Best gut laugh I’ve had all week.

  5. Well,Claire, your squeaking is rather useless. You see, I live in one of the states your Bossman invaded with his filthy money. I saw video of some of the government committee meetings as his custom made bill to saddle we law abiding folk here with unnecessary, ineffective, and (yes) dangerous new rules that could not possibly make this state one bit safer. Mikey’s hired shills told lie after lie in front of senate committees. They lied to the public when it came time to write up the “for” pap on the election guide we all get. They lied again in the part where they get to rebut the TRUTHS put in the other side’s analysis of the rotten bill. And Bloomie’s filthy money bought off the state officials tasked with making sure those statements are factual, so they approved the lies a written. THEN more of his dirty money bought press and TeeVee time to lie some more, passing it off as “truth” and “common sense”. And the stupid wilfully ignorant voters of this state bought his lies.

    Now I don’t know if YOU personally were involved in any of that corrupt campaign. But the very fact you are associated with that lying sleaze tells me more than I need to know about you and your (lack of) ethics.

    Learn to ferret out TRUTH, put that down on the table together with its origins, then let the people who read your stuff make their own conclusions. I’ve seen the photos distributed by Bloomie’s groups about their “gun protest” ralllies, trying to “prove” there are thousands of their supporters in attendance…. then seen a different image, taken from a different vantage point, that told a VERY different story… two thousand pro gun folks gatherd against the BloomingIdiots, and perhaps 150 of your lot trying to appear as if somehting significant is going on. They are correct, there IS somehting signficant going on… but the reality of that is OTHER than what they claim. The reality is hardly anyone showed up to protest rightful self-defense gun ownership, even with well planned and publicised events, and HUNDREDS showed up to stand for our God given right to the best and most effective tools to maintain liberty and justice.

    You work for a subversive anti-American operative with a not too well hidden agenda that is NOT mainstream. His money will never change reality. Except within his tiny brain and black heart.

  6. Codrea, get your facts right. I was a book publicist more than 10 years ago, which is the date that profile about me in Minnesota Women’s Press ran (2006). I’m now a reporter for a legitimate publication — which is more than I can say for you.Ammoland? Ammoland? Sheesh.

    1. Publishers Weekly is hardly a mainstream legitimate publication… it is still a flak front for publishing books…. you are doing the same thing now that you did 10 years ago. A Bloomberg puppet and Obama flunky never change.

    2. @Claire Kirch, Reporter huh, actually, Claire, we would think more highly of you if you would have said that you were a dealer in hard drugs.

    3. Whatever you call yourself, based on results you’re still a PR flack injecting your obvious bias into what is being represented as “news.” But thanks for demonstrating that old “real reporter” superiority presumption. Sheesh.

    4. Claire, that is only fact in dispute? So, he’s right about rest? Please give us your side, we always welcome honest dialog.

    5. @Claire,

      I don’t have a problem with advocacy journalism. I do it, and do it virtually every day. I advocate for things based on my own world and life view, and I have no problem with doing so and wouldn’t fault you for doing so.

      Here’s where it stops. Throwing away all sense of honesty, decency and legitimacy for the sake of trying to shoehorn data and information into your views so as to bolster your point. I don’t do that, or if I do, my readers call me out and savage me on it. I was visited by one of your colleagues, Jennifer Mascia, several years ago, and she travelled under a nom de guerre to hide her identity, pretended neutrality, and brought her buddies in to bolster her points. It was the worst job of astroturfing I’ve ever seen.

      I figured out who she was using “who is” lookup and other means, and called her out as a Bloomberg apparatchik. Then she came out as herself at which point she could try to run with the big dogs in my back yard. She eventually deleted her Disqus account and ran away, and so did her flunkies. She wanted to run with the big dogs. She was just a coward in the end.

      Announce your presence, say what you think, and then we’ll go to fisticuffs over our views. We’ll talk about things like axiomatic irredicibles and God-given rights. Don’t back down, and don’t run away. I don’t. And don’t hide behind some sort of “I am a real reporter and thus neutral” pretense. That’s crap and you know it.

      There is no such thing as neutrality concerning ideas and values, which is why I try so hard when working with data to maintain strict rules of analysis. I don’t believe you do the same.

      Herschel Smith
      http://www.captainsjournal.com

    6. You pretty much made Codrea’s case right there.

      Publisher’s Weekly? Minnesota Women’s Press? OMG LOL. “which is the date that profile about me in Minnesota Women’s Press ran”. WTF was that sentence supposed to mean? Sheesh, are big wheel publishers supposed to be illiterate?

      You sound like one of the female Democrat hyena pack leaders that are so common these days, you know, with the false penis and all.

    7. Codrea, along with his blogging partner, broke a story that resulted in the AG of the US being held in contempt by the US House of Reps for lying under oath and refusing to turn over requested documents about the obama admin giving guns to mexican drug cartels – not to mention the death of a US Border Patrol agent. The obama admin later claimed executive privilege and refused to turn over thousands of documents related to the scandal or cooperate in any meaningful way.

      What exactly have you done of significance besides reword press releases? That one story of Codrea’s is more important and influential than all of the corporate copy and pasting you have done in your entire “career.”

    8. By the way, I have noticed your fellow fake news comrades challenging the nra about its membership numbers in the past, yet you copy and paste what any objective person would agree is an outlandish claim by billionaire bloomberg to have three million members without question. What is your source for this besides the claims of an organization caught lying multiple times? What do they consider to be a member? Do they claim to have three million dues paying members, or just three million “people” – don’t ask usa today about fake followers being purchased online – on the internet who may have agreed with them in some vague fashion? If dues are required to be a member, then there is about as much of a chance of everygunban having three million members as bloomberg going anywhere without armed guards or obama not living behind a wall.

      Did you even ask for such basic information, or do you just accept whatever you are told as long as you agree with them politically? Are these the sort of practices that supposed legitimate journalists use at news organizations? I would contact your editor, but the technology has not yet been created to have Microsoft Word respond.

  7. No offense to David, but I’m getting tired of seeing that Organ grinders monkeys picture everywhere.

    1. Hippybiker, now that you mention it, in that photo it looks like he had symbols in his hands that were “photo-shopped” out of it.

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