A long silence

If you ever wondered why Americans appear to be losing faith in the news media, consider this:

The Las Vegas Sun in January of last year, long before the election, interviewed Joe Biden on several issues, including gun control. Unfortunately, the newspaper sat on the story until earlier this month, long after the election, saying it “felt the interview was worth publishing to give readers a better idea of where Biden will lead the country.”

You have to wonder why they did not feel that way before the election.

In the interview, Biden reveals just how rabid he is when it comes to you and your guns; that draconian gun control is needed for “restoring the soul of the country.”

“So I am absolutely convinced I can get (gun-safety legislation) passed,” he told the editors. “The way we did it last time is we included it in a larger bill that had really good things in it like the Violence Against Women Act, community policing, etc.

“So the way you give cover to some of our Republican friends who are scared of the NRA — and this outfit owns the White House right now — is you put it in a larger bill. So they (Republicans) say, ‘Look, I had to vote for it.’ ”

He touted the nonsensical “smart gun” idea and yet again mischaracterized the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, saying it bars lawsuits against the firearms industry. It does not, of course.

Voters in Nevada, a battleground state not called for Biden until days past the election, along with voters across the nation were kept in the dark for a year.

Maybe the loss of faith is justified.

2 Responses to A long silence

  1. R-Dubya February 23, 2021 at 4:57 am

    Maybe(???), we start to question our faith, possibly even loose confidence, in modern day journalism when the headline is … “Murkowski showed great courage” … ?!?!
    With all due respect Tom, that was not your best piece and I’m guessing your readership agrees wholeheartedly.
    If we as a Nation are going to heal, the left and right coming together, working to Make America Great Again, trusting our institutions, “all” of us will have to adopt and adhere to a higher standard of ethics and integrity. There’s a plethora of templates , one of my favorites is … “Cowboy Ethics” by: James P. Owens.
    1) Live each day with courage.
    2) Take pride in your work.
    3) Always finish what you started.
    4) Do what has to be done.
    5) Be tough, but fair.
    6) When you make a promise, keep it.
    7) Ride for the brand.
    8) Talk less and say more.
    9) Remember that some things aren’t for sale.
    10) Know where to draw the line.

  2. Marlin Savage February 22, 2021 at 9:15 am

    Most Americans feel The Second Amendment is more important than the tax on tea………….

    Missouri County Passes an Act Empowering Sheriffs to Arrest Feds Who Try to Confiscate Guns



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