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Unbiased? 18 of 20 Top Newspapers Push Gun Control in Editorials

Jan Morgan
 

About the author: Jan is a nationally recognized 2nd Amendment Advocate/Speaker/ NRA Certified Firearms Instructor/ Associated Press Award winning investigative journalist/ Owner/Editor JanMorganMedia.com, Sr. Editor/Patriot Update/ Independent Constitutional Conservative. She is closely aligned with the Republican/ ... [read 's FULL BIO]

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At one time, newspapers were America’s source for news and current events. Today it’s a completely different story.
While President Obama has declared a push to ban or limit types of guns, the nation’s major newspapers are nearly unanimous in their support of gun control. The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today and other most-popular papers led the list.

▪ Neutral Journalism: Of top 20 circulating newspapers, 18 pushed gun control in editorials from Dec. 15, 2012 to Jan. 11, 2013.
▪ Pushing Gun Control: 97 percent of the gun editorials (89 out of 92) promoted gun control or attacked the NRA.

The consistent theme of almost every gun editorial from Dec. 15, 2012 to Jan. 11, 2013, was that stricter gun laws were needed, and semi-automatic rifles should be completely banned from civilian use. Some newspapers were even more aggressive.

Whether they claimed that the children of Newtown had been “sacrificed” to the NRA, or the repeated reference at semi-automatic rifles as “military-style” or “killing machines,” it was understandable why gun sales have increased so much lately. Many of these editorials urged then president to severely limit gun rights.

The New York Times made it clear it believed “the Second Amendment does not provide each American with an absolute right to own a gun.” The Minneapolis Star Tribune declared that nobody should be able to own semi-automatic rifles. “Not hunters. Not collectors. Not recreational target shooters. No one,” the paper wrote. And the Cleveland Plain Dealer bemoaned “the nation’s lack of gun laws.”

Only two out of the top 20 most circulated newspapers in the nation did not support increased gun control – The Wall Street Journal and The Orange County Register.
Read more at: The Culture and Media Institute

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  • SNAKEDOCTOR

    The Left is out to destroy what is truely the truth. The Lame Stream Media must me forced to to tell the complete truth. Use Social Media and actual phone calls to get the message out. I have tried to post a comment in our local newspaper the Stokes News and they censor or never post what is the truth when someone tries to use their 1st Amendment right to inform the Citizens. So my hands are tied today. County Commissioners and School Boards use knee-jerk reactions to make themselves fell good.

  • Alexander

    I find it interesting that supposed educated individuals say the 2nd Amendment doesn’t provide the citizen the right to bare arms. It specifically states that it does expressly for the purpose of overthrowing a tyrannical government. Apparently college educated reporters can not read or interpret such a simple and forward document. Maybe we should say the 1st Amendment does not provide them freedom of speech and expression and file charges on all the newspapers for false reporting. Just saying… I personally am disgusted with the media. I served 20 years in the military with multiple tours in Iraq to defend our government and way of life to only see those that take everything for granted put it in jeopardy.

    • Herbrt

      Bear arms, –bare arms are shirtsleeves that kinda thing

  • 2War Abn Vet

    Oh no, surely our liberal/socialist lapdog media isn’t biased.

  • hongryhawg

    The word has gone out from the Black House to the soldiers of misinformation. Just like on the questions of eligibility. Do this; don’t do that. No conscience; no heart; no patriotism.

  • Human

    When the media becomes the propaganda machine and lap dogs of the govt. the outlook becomes very grim. Throughout all human history, planet wide, all govts have screwed up and collapsed, usually under their own corruption or lousy fiscal policy. With the freedom of Free Speech, our Founders put into place the mechanism for us to keep our govt in-check. Witnessing daily, the gift granted our media being squandered for a propaganda machine whose ideology at its, core holds our freedoms incontempt, I find rather ironic.

  • I never read any big city or national newspaper. Their main audience is left minded children of satan. The news papers themselves are run by the children of the devil. We were told in the Holy Bible that there were Goats and Sheep, the goats are the devils kids and the sheep or the children of God through the shed blood and resurrection of Jesus, The Messiah. The world we live in is about to produce a man who will for a short period of time 3.5 years make it all better, he will indeed make economic and world peace happen for this short span of time. After this short period another 3.5 years of Hell in Eath will break out. This will be like Hell, it will be so bad that the Bible tells the reader there has never been a time like it nor will there ever be again. Sadly. America has a political party that is helping to usher in this beast system of government along with preparing the world for the emerging man of sin. I don’t know who this man is, I do know he will be a muslim for sure. There are muslims today wishing to give Jerusalem to the Israelis so they can build their temple. This will happen soon. The Islamic nations expect the Islamic mahedi to show up right after a full blow war erupts. This too is being prepared right now by Iran. The mahedi will make peace and will cause all nations to thrive economically for 3.5 years from the time he is made world leader. It’s coming soon, the stage is set, I am ready, anyone else ready?

  • Herbert

    Why deign to be subjugated by their insidious phraseology–the acts proposed are gun bans and gun confiscations.

  • Buck

    What we REALLY need to ban is printing presses that don’t or can’t print the truth . ., That would pretty much end the MSM newspaper business .

  • foxxybey

    Hitler had his media and our little hitler has his, they never tell the truth or report news, they lie and make news for their dictator-in-chief and nothing more.

  • bigmouth

    criminals do not register guns but the media tells us who has them is this just a pending April fools joke they are playing?

    • Me again

      That said I will tell you this if you spend 50,000,000 for ad’s you can what ever your agenda is on the front page of the top 20. Soros did it and actually took down a few of our southern neighbors