Monday, September 7, 2015

USA Today promoting bearing of arms?

The media and press have, generally speaking, a long history of opposition to gun ownership and particularly the bearing of guns (arms). This has been especially true of the national media. A sailor might even say they have a decided list to port.*

For example, in news stories, you see and hear references to gun violence and gunman, but have you ever heard a reporter refer to car violence, carman, knive violence, knifeman, fist violence, fistman, Club violence or clubman? Hardly! Granted, when they quote a police charge, they might say, vehicular homicide.

On the editorial pages, you will see a majority of editorials calling for some sort of gun control, with the occasional bone thrown to lawful gun ownership, such as the USA Today editorial by Erich Pratt.

Imagine my surprise,
when I was perusing the magazine rack at a local Kroger,** I spotted a magazine entitled USA Today Hunt and Fish. The bigger surprise was the back cover. Here is a photo of the front and back cover:
USA Today Hunt & Fish, Summer/Fall 2015, photo by Liston Matthews
This illustrates the cognitive dissonance that the press must deal with on an ongoing basis. On the one hand, they usually promote the leftist agenda, yet on the other hand, they are always looking to enhance their profits.

So, is USA Today really promoting the bearing of arms. No, but they sure like to pay salaries and provide a profit for shareholders. As Larry, Darryl, and Darryl would say, "Anything for a Buck.***"

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*From Wikipedia, The angle of list is the degree to which a vessel heels (leans, or tilts) to either port or starboard. A listing vessel is stable and at equilibrium, but the distribution of weight aboard (often caused by uneven loading or flooding) causes it to heel to one side.

**Yes, Kroger, who has told Everytown Moms Against Guns to mind their own business; that they would follow state law in regards to lawful firearms carry.

*** at two minutes and thirty seconds:

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