Media Malpractice in 2021

Main Stream Media Fake News
Main Stream Media Fake News

U.S.A.– -(AmmoLand.com)- We are living through several social experiments running at the same time. Unfortunately for us, the outcome is uncertain. We went from 3 TV channels and 4 radio stations to hundreds of media channels running 24 hours a day and seven days a week. In theory, the news media was supposed to inform us so we could be responsible members of a democracy. In fact, the media delivers click-bait sensationalism and 20+ minutes of commercials each hour. On top of that, we have a world of information in our pockets. That was supposed to leave us better informed. Instead, we’re fed corporate propaganda and told what we “need” to buy. I’ve watched the media create the false impression that gun owners in the United States are dangerous. Those media inconsistencies are easy to find.

One obvious example is that the MSM calls a gun a “patrol rifle” or a “personal defense weapon” when a government employee carries it, but they call the same piece of plastic, aluminum, and steel an assault weapon if it is in my wife’s hands. We’re told that a gun is completely ineffective to affect government behavior, and yet the same gun is “much too dangerous” to be left in the hands of honest civilians. It seems the media, and some government officials, want it both ways.

The media’s lies extend beyond the hardware and include the nature of gun owners themselves.

Yes, the media lies to us about who owns guns in the United States. I think I know why. The media stereotyped gun owners for years. They call us old-white-rednecks, yet most new gun owners are women and minorities. For obvious political reasons, the media doesn’t want us to know what today’s gun owners look like. Times change and the media doesn’t want minority women to know that they are the fastest-growing segment of the gun-owning population. In 2020 and 2021, more minority women are curious about guns as they see their friends become gun owners and take training. That is called a preference cascade. The media lies to us so we won’t know what is possible for us.

Maj Toure
Maj Toure

Look at it from this perspective. Lots of us want to protect ourselves and our family. We’ve also heard that guns can be an effective tool for self-defense. Many people who grew up outside Armed America don’t know what training they need nor what equipment to buy. No one wants to embarrass themselves by asking foolish questions. We don’t want to fail, and we don’t want to be the only person who admits they have something to learn. We want reassurance that owning a firearm is both useful and easy to do. We want to know that people like us have succeeded in protecting their families and their businesses.

More minority women are adopting armed defense now that they see that their friends have already done so. For its part, the mainstream news media wants to hide how diverse and commonplace Armed America really is. In fact, far more people participate in hunting and the shooting sports than play golf. I wish the media bias stopped there.

Mass media pummels us with horrific images after a mass murder. They seldom show us the mass murders that were stopped by armed civilians. The media never shows us the good news to the same extent as the bad. One reason is that the media has to sell outrage to capture our attention. The truth is too dull, and outrage is the only way we will sit through 20 minutes of advertisements an hour.

The media tells us about the robbery at the convenience store. The media seldom shows us the story of the armed store clerk who chased away the two robbers late at night by himself. The media should give us a sense of proportion. Instead, the media feeds us sensationalized headlines. Each year, we defend ourselves millions of times with a firearm while dozens of us become the victim in a mass murder. You’d never know that from the media coverage. The media doesn’t want us to know that most robbers would rather run than get shot. That story doesn’t fit the biased narrative that the media is trying to sell.

Media bias against honest gun owners is fueled by both the preferences of the advertisers and by the political bias of the news editors. We can blame a failure of imagination on their part. They can’t recognize when guns save lives. Our social elites simply can’t imagine defending themselves, so they are blind to it. Self-defense never happens according to their view of the world. When it comes to personal safety, that is what they pay the private security guards at their condo to take care of. That is why their office has a security guard at the front door. If you wanted protection, then you’d do what they do and live where they live.. or so they think.

Since they can’t imagine protecting themselves, they think guns ought to be outlawed. They can’t admit that licensed gun owners who concealed carry are more law-abiding and non-violent than the police. It is outside their experience, and we might as well tell them that gun owners are from the moon.

Before we gun owners feel special, the elites don’t know people who own a pickup truck either. The news is corrupted by the personal and corporate bias of the news organizations. That would be of academic interest, except the media’s bias is getting our children killed.

The media elites ignore that mass murders usually occur where guns are banned. Mass murderers deliberately attack us where you and I are disarmed. We are disarmed in “gun-free” zones because we obey the law. From the media point of view, more disarmed civilians mean more stories of mass murder and more commercials for auto insurance. What is worse is that there were over 80 copycat murder plots after the mass murder at the high school in Columbine, Colorado.

These murderers said, in effect,

“I want to have may face and my name in the news. I want everyone to know who I was.
“I want the same multi-million dollar publicity campaign that the media gave the last mass murderer.”

and the media was only too eager to give them what they wanted.

We had to coin a new term to describe this media phenomenon; it is called “celebrity murder-suicide”. The media lies to make money and they lie to feel good about themselves, when in fact, they help drive the mass murder that gets us killed.

 

 

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Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
3 months ago

As far as media rating go in the free world, the U.S. media comes in dead last out of the ten that were surveyed. Most anyone who has been alive more than 4 decades knows most of what they sell as truth is, in fact, propaganda. If you want the truth try news max,1400, Tucker and sometimes fox or better yet open your BIBLE. I served in the Army more than 4 decades ago. We were all too aware of the propaganda that commie block and foul, evil religion based nations provide for their slaves. Brainwashing. I looked across check… Read more »

gooder12
gooder12
3 months ago

I moved 3 years ago and decided I did not need cable. I like to watch all the news channels and let my mind determine what is fair and balanced. Over the past 15 years News is not really much about the actual news on any of the major networks and that includes Fox. When Bill O had to leave Fox is about the time they really turned Left, which is fine, but only up to a point. Rush was interesting 25 years ago, and not so much over the past 10 years, God Bless Him and His….. One thing… Read more »

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
3 months ago

Your last line makes me think of the WHO and a song called we don’t get fooled again.

swmft
swmft
3 months ago

It is nice to see new faces at public range , a lot of the women with teenage daughters are bringing them for classes , even my liberal lawyer has started asking the right questions about guns for self defense ,have brother is a magistrate in comifornia came here when the riots were going on had to drive!!! laughed my as off he asked about guns told him rules of his state and good luck , i think he filed retirement flew home left the car ,looks like florida is gaining another leftist because they destroyed their state

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
3 months ago
Reply to  swmft

Maybe he has learned his lesson and is changing for the better and Florida might gain a new republican voter. I have friends that have left kommiefornia moved to Florida and where slightly left state workers that have finally seen the light and are now telling me that they wished they would have believed what I was telling them when we worked together. Some have even apologized. Funny thing is, they are now complaining to me the same complaints I shared with them that they didn’t believe. LOL Take care and maybe you can help retrain him to be a… Read more »

PMinFl
PMinFl
3 months ago
Reply to  swmft

Lets just hope that he leaves the bad Califormia there and brings more good stuff to Florida.

swmft
swmft
3 months ago

counter assault weapon ,or civil defense device m16 is a light infantry rifle

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
3 months ago
Reply to  swmft

Oh, please don’t correct this prior military man that has been a prison guard that has a BS degree that worked at the capitol that needs a carry permit even though he was prior law enforcement that thinks that you shouldn’t call Oregon oreGONE because it has gone to hell. You will make him mad and then he will cut and paste the hell out of you and post that you are a troll and talk about how superior his knowledge is to yours and how low your education must be and tell you to get off his leg and… Read more »

Knute
Knute
3 months ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

My advice is to just let JLS die an ignominious death. Did you notice that he is unable to even get a downvote anymore? No one even takes enough notice of him to vote him down. Just being shunned, as fools should be.
“He Who Knows Not And Knows Not That He Knows Not Is A Fool – Shun Him” ― Confucius, The Analects

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
3 months ago
Reply to  Knute

I get what you are saying.

Coelacanth
Coelacanth
3 months ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

You know, calling a corrections officer a “prison guard” is exactly like calling a plumber a “turd chaser”. Try using your degree to educate, not denigrate. Thank you!

Pa John
Pa John
3 months ago

SOLUTION: Cut out cable TV and go with high speed internet access only. I use several ROKU boxes, one hooked to each TV in our house. These wirelessly connect to our WIFI router to stream TV media via the internet. There are TONS of FREE movies and TV series and even streaming live TV channels available, all free. Netflix, Hulu, Discovery+, Sling, Paramount+ are just a few of the available paid channels you can add to your ROKU if you wish, and there are literally dozens and dozens of FREE channel apps available, more than I can name here. My… Read more »

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
3 months ago
Reply to  Pa John

What pisses me off the most is that when there were only 4 tv stations I used to watch tv for free and there were short commercials maybe 15 minuets per hour of programming. Now I pay big bucks for my tv and I have to watch 3 minuets of show and 5 minuets of commercials when it gets to the end. one hour forty five minute movies are now 3 hours long on TBS etc. This really sucks. Good shows are going away and crap is all I am starting to see.. I don’t want to see women kissing… Read more »

Coelacanth
Coelacanth
3 months ago
Reply to  Pa John

I wish high speed internet was available in my rural Michigan swamp! Maybe the squinting, doddering imbecile in the White House will do something about it? I won’t hold my breath.

buzzsaw
buzzsaw
3 months ago

This is exactly why I cut the cord a few years ago. I think you have that commercial ratio backwards. It seems like there was only about 20 minutes of programming per hour. The rest was “Ask your doctor if (our latest concoction) is right for you?”

I’m happier now, and have more money to spend on ammo each month.

APG member
APG member
3 months ago

The photograph got it right if not the author, it is Corporate Media not Mainstream! Corporations control the media, and they get their license from the government that controls them.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
3 months ago
Reply to  APG member

How true.

APG member
APG member
3 months ago
Reply to  APG member

You ignorant dolt! Because you do not view alternate media you are unable to compare downloads to Nielsen ratings! Plenty business exist without government, most in the black and grey markets which would not exist in a free society. You are unable to conceive of this due to your mental state, get help please you ignorant sophist!

Last edited 3 months ago by APG member
APG member
APG member
3 months ago
Reply to  APG member

Reply to your self much JonLordofSharts? More ignorant sophistry. Please post a link to your psychiatric get help page, I will contribute. I have no doubt the first draft of every lunatic screed you post was first scrawled on your bedroom wall in feces. Get help.