USA Today ‘Interns’ Exhibit Typical Gannett ‘Ethics’

USA Today's Imaginary Chainsaw Gun
USA Today’s Imaginary Chainsaw Gun

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “USA Today uses left-wing college interns to censor news media and opinion articles they disagree with, working hand in glove with unaccountable social media giants to suppress it,” Senior Editor Christopher Bedford of The Federalist reports.

They should fit right in with a paper and a parent company, Gannett, that has a long and documented history of hypocrisy and violations of their own “standards.”

“To affect change for the good in the communities we serve, to make life better for the people who trust us to know them and do right by them,” the Gannett “Ethics Policy” claimed. “We will treat people with respect and compassion,” the USA Today Network “Principles of Ethical Conduct for Newsrooms” echoes.

That must be why the media giant’s New York holding, The Journal News (“Part of the USA Today Network”), published “[a]n interactive map showing the names and addresses of all handgun permit holders in New York’s Westchester and Rockland counties.” It must be why their Iowa holding, the Des Moines Register (again, “Part of the USA Today Network”), published columnist Donald Kaul’s call for gun owners to be killed:

“Declare the NRA a terrorist organization and make membership illegal…Make ownership of unlicensed assault rifles a felony. If some people refused to give up their guns, that ‘prying the guns from their cold, dead hands’ thing works for me.”

The USA Today Editorial Board represents itself as “an ideologically and demographically diverse group,” which must be why it urged readers to “Elect Joe Biden. Reject Donald Trump” without dissent. But they didn’t say “elect Hillary” last time, they point out in an attempt to represent themselves as “non-partisan” and “fair.” They just said told readers not to vote for Trump.

And the thing about doctrinaire Democrat echo chambers: They’re just as ignorant about guns as they are biased against them, which naturally means they consider themselves qualified to be the arbiters of your right to keep and bear arms. Many readers will no doubt recall USA Today’s  “look at the gun used in the Texas church shooting” with its “possible modifications” that included a “chainsaw bayonet.”

So really, who cares if USA Today is using lefty interns to promote fake news and squelch real news? How is that any different from what the ostensible “grownups” have been doing all these years? Or from what “professional fact-checkers” do? Or the expectations for “journalists” set by the rest of the DSM (Duranty/Streicher Media)?

If there’s a silver lining, it’s that Gannett holdings have been losing print circulation at a record rate. The bad news is, the company’s USA Today holdings are still an online “go-to” stop for 4.2M readers on Twitter, over 8.8M Facebook followers, “and an approximate daily readership of 2.6 million.”

That’s a lot of uninformed minds being manipulated to vote for gun-grabbing Democrats, and that’s just from one media company. Look at all the other papers and all the other networks and realize this is what the overwhelming majority of Americans are being inundated with 24/7.

That the propagandists all parrot the same narrative talking points, and that the “social media” giants then squelch, “deplatform,” demonetize and outright ban alternative media, using “fact-checkers” like the lefty interns we started this piece out with, is but one of the challenges gun owner advocates must overcome. That’s why it’s critical – when we see a piece that tells truths ignored and suppressed by the “mainstream” – that we take it on ourselves to become force multipliers and share links/bring those truths to our countrymen.


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. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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PMinFl
PMinFl
3 months ago

Did I read somewhere that you could contract Covid-19 from packages sent directly from China via Amazon? Maybe it’s a “knock off” virus.

lktraz
lktraz
3 months ago

Chainsaw bayonet? On what planet?

Wow. Just wow.

Country Boy
Country Boy
3 months ago
Reply to  lktraz

Yep. there is a battery powered chainsaw for ARs.

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
3 months ago

“In other news, a new poll has found that 1 out of 3 Liberals are just as stupid as the other two. ”….and will vote for Creepy. Sleazy, Senile Socialist Puppet #46 Joey and the real threat Kamal Toe.

A Liberal is an Useful Idiot wrapped in moron muffin and smothered in free shit stupid sauce.

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
3 months ago

UH…is that chainsaw bayonet available as corded110/220VAC electric or rechargeable battery or gas powered motor or rotary hand crank????

Country Boy
Country Boy
3 months ago
Reply to  StLPro2A

rechareable on the battery powered chainsaw. uses dewalt battery IIRC?

Elisa Delaurenti
Elisa Delaurenti
3 months ago

We get it.
They demand we disarm.
We’re not going to disarm.
The turd is in their pocket now.
Their move.

Dave in Fairfax
Editor
Dave in Fairfax
3 months ago

Elisa,

I’ve been telling friends and family for 12 years now that they need to look to their preps, ammo and armor. I’ve handed out Level 3a to several, some appreciated it. It’s going to be amazing when they find out that they were used by their masters.

SGT_Wombat
SGT_Wombat
3 months ago

I still want the chainsaw bayonet. 🙂

Elisa Delaurenti
Elisa Delaurenti
3 months ago
Reply to  SGT_Wombat

A “Double Blade Sawed Off” chainsaw bayonet would be cool.

Finnky
Finnky
3 months ago
Reply to  SGT_Wombat

Perfect for trimming high branches if I can mount it on my mosin-nagant.
A true “weapon of war” with which it is hard to hit a barn at 100 yards.

Mack
Mack
3 months ago

The one print newspaper worth reading is the Epoch Times.

Happy Everafter
Happy Everafter
3 months ago

So, a chainsaw bayonet – do you use it to shoot someone first THEN chop them up to be sure they’re dead, or do you get close enough to chop them up and THEN shoot them to be sure they are dead??

And does it come with a bipod? But, then how would you chase down the ones you want to chop up first?

Honestly what drug-addled moron would think something this ridiculous makes any sense??? They are truly drowning in their own swill, and dragging us down with them…. (heavy sigh)

1MOA2Day
1MOA2Day
3 months ago

Great “Movie” gun.

Tionico
Tionico
3 months ago
Reply to  1MOA2Day

T’will be featured in the upcoming Seattle ChainSaw Massacre. Due out next year…….

SGT_Wombat
SGT_Wombat
3 months ago

Don’t knock it until you try it. Just like a regular bayonet, but less effort required.

Dave in Fairfax
Editor
Dave in Fairfax
3 months ago
Reply to  SGT_Wombat

Hearing protection required. %-)

John Dow
John Dow
3 months ago

makes it easier to cut up the body for disposal.
Only $500, just a few left, get one for Chistmas!

KDad
KDad
3 months ago

The left wing papers, NYT, LAT, WAPO, Denver Post and USA Today are only fit as outhouse wipes!

Wass
Wass
3 months ago
Reply to  KDad

Outhouse wipes only if I could get them pilfering trash. I wouldn’t spend money on these “newspapers.”

Knute
Knute
3 months ago
Reply to  Wass

Plus, now that they’re downsized and in shiny color, they don’t even make good asswipe. About their only purpose now is fire tinder. And they don’t even burn right. Passable, but not even really good at burning up!

Degforyou
Degforyou
3 months ago
Reply to  KDad

I wouldn’t wipe my assss with it for being afraid would ruboff on me. LOL

Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
3 months ago

“Chainsaw Bayonet” – useless.
I’d rather have a 40mm. grenade launcher.
Yes, they are legal IF the ATF approves the forms.
Only practice (chalk), flare or pyrotechnic (fireworks) rounds are legal, no HE.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
3 months ago

USA Today newspaper is the print version of CNN and I wouldn’t waste my time with either one of the communist trash.

Finnky
Finnky
3 months ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

@UD – I need a few of these papers. Running low on bird cage liner.

They work well for weed suppression (gardening) as well.

Can be used as light kindling.

See… these papers do have a place in the world 😉

Mystic Wolf
Mystic Wolf
3 months ago

That paper usa today i thought it went out of business years ago, my local market no longer crrieit so it must have gone away. As far as the fat-checkers go none of them are worth the fuel it would cost to send them to the dark side of the sun, hahaha. As for the satan worshipping DEMONcrats the on,y thing they have is nothing but lies, look what that nasty puslousi did and said the other day, that stalling the relief bills was nothing more than a political hold-up. That nasty witch just did not want TRUMP to get… Read more »

HikerJohn316
HikerJohn316
3 months ago

What was the rifle used to STOP the Texas church shooter?

Mystic Wolf
Mystic Wolf
3 months ago
Reply to  HikerJohn316

It was an AR-15 if I read the article right.

Tionico
Tionico
3 months ago
Reply to  HikerJohn316

Hey buddy, three years in the gulag foryou. That is an issue that is NOT to be mentioned in pubic. (goes against the “correct” narrative, dontchyanoe?

gregs
gregs
3 months ago

the lame stream, legacy media, whatever you call them, have been against the Second Amendment as long as i can recall. they and their fakecheckers are not even remotely related to journalists. maybe freedom of the press should be removed from the First Amendment and be regulated as a second class right. they frequently say they are the fourth branch of government, i say they are bu11sh1t artists. they publish above the fold articles that any reasonable person would know is a lie and when caught they publish a correction at the bottom of page 18. they have absolutely no… Read more »

Mystic Wolf
Mystic Wolf
3 months ago
Reply to  gregs

Just remember as with the satan worshipping DEMONcrats the lame stream media are just followers of satan so they do his bidding all the time. There is not one journalist alive today that will tell the exact truth about anything, they all put either a spin on a story or they twist into something it is not.

DonP
DonP
3 months ago

I just saw a chainsaw bayonet at the gun show. I was looking for something else and forgot to go back and look at it. I don’t know if it worked.

DonP
DonP
3 months ago

“…Make ownership of unlicensed assault rifles a felony.”

It was my understanding that was already a felony.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
3 months ago
Reply to  DonP

Exactly, but how many politicians speak up and explain this to the average person who has been lied to by all media, big tech, and other politicians?

Maybe Boebert will do it.

Terry
Terry
3 months ago
Reply to  DonP

You obviously live in the wrong state. The assault rifles they are talking about are std. AR’s and there is no such thing as licensing of these guns in at least 90% – 95% of the country.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
3 months ago
Reply to  Terry

I think he is pointing out the fact that real assault rifles are subject to the NFA of 1934.

Tionico
Tionico
3 months ago
Reply to  Terry

for those LUCKY enough to live in WashingtonState, our Ruger 10/.22 rifles are, per written law, “assault weapons”. Ones currently held they cannot do anything about (ex post facto and all that jazz) but if I want to drop by Cabelas this afternoon and get one, ten day wait period, and regustration.
No fooling. Marlin, remington, Brownning BAR, Mossburg, .22 autoloading rifles are all “assault weapons” per the insane gummit of this state. Chalenges in the courts are dragging on forever….. another part of the plot.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
3 months ago
Reply to  Tionico

Good people may not have semi-auto rimfire rifles, but bad people can rape, burn, rob, loot, intimidate, extort, and vandalize.

Mystic Wolf
Mystic Wolf
3 months ago
Reply to  DonP

Yeah these so called journalists would not know a real assault weapon if it landed in their lap and did a dance for them.

Cruiser
Cruiser
3 months ago

One of the biggest “Fake News Facts” is that the Democrat liberals have a larger number of voters than Republicans. They never had the numbers, they never will. The “Silent Majority” is conservative Republicans, they always were and they always will be. A lie, is a lie, is a lie.
Kaul and his kind believe that people are as stupid as he is. The American
people are much smarter than the so called “Experts.”

Mystic Wolf
Mystic Wolf
3 months ago
Reply to  Cruiser

Just call the dems what they are, satan worshipping DEMONcrats, they are all demons and it shows in the things they do.

JNew
JNew
3 months ago
Reply to  Cruiser

If the right always has the numbers, why do they lose elections at times? Last I checked, there are more Dem Representatives than Republican on the Hill.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
3 months ago
Reply to  Cruiser

Why do politicians on both sides spend so much money courting the votes of white, suburban women? Because, as a group, they are fickle. Of course there is a subset who are hard core Republicans and another subset who are hard core Democrats, but a large percent of them vote on feelings. They “feel” compassion for anything LGBTQ (and vote accordingly) – until their little high school princess is competing in track against an 18 year old man and that man gets the trophy, gets the college scholarship, and shares the same locker room. Then they are mad. They “feel”… Read more »

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Dave in Fairfax
Editor
Dave in Fairfax
3 months ago
Reply to  Cruiser

Cruiser,

It isn’t a question of who outnumbers the other. The only thing that matters is who votes (and who counts the votes).

Women seem to be more likely to vote than men and Progs can be herded into voting as a block. Getting independent people to do something, even in their own best interest, is like herding cats.

Guess which side is the cats and which get herded more easily.

Knute
Knute
3 months ago

“It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”
Samuel Adams

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
3 months ago
Reply to  Knute

The King’s men hated Samuel Adams for good reason. He was principled, logical, consistent, loved freedom, and made a good argument. He was a thorn in the side of tyranny.

Dave in Fairfax
Editor
Dave in Fairfax
3 months ago
Reply to  Knute

Knute,
EXACTLY.The problem is that EITHER SIDE CAN LIGHT THE FIRES. Therein lies the problem. The Progs love to start fires, no reason needed.

Knute
Knute
3 months ago
Reply to  Knute

Pretty astute, some of those founders were, huh?
Astute enough to note “of freedom” in there, to differentiate it from just setting fires to watch things burn, like the progs do. 🙂

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
3 months ago
Reply to  Knute

They were astute enough to warn us about the path that led us to where were are at today.

People can’t figure out how the government got so big and powerful at the same time they demand the government to be bigger and more powerful.

nrringlee
nrringlee
3 months ago

Step one: boycott. Make sure you are not directing one single penny toward Gannett or any of its minions. Step two: cal them out at every turn and deconstruct their propaganda. Step three: call out clowns like Kaul by name as enemies of our Constitution and Constitutional Republic. Many of us who keep and bear arms took that oath at a very early age and actually did defend our nation on battlefields. We know our business, number one. And we know that our purpose was to defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic. So, Mr Kaul, if… Read more »

ras52
ras52
3 months ago

Donald Kaul, will you be one of those trying to do the “prying”? No, you will have someone else do it because you, like all democrat liberals want someone else to do your dirty work!

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Nilsigne
Nilsigne
3 months ago

Chainsaw mount seems really heavy… but…. it is rather hard to find ammo right now : D

Mystic Wolf
Mystic Wolf
3 months ago
Reply to  Nilsigne

The demons even triton have a rocket launcher mounted on an AR style platform rifle, yeah like whose going to be able to handle that beast of a gun.