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.