Re: GUN: Loaded Coverage: How the news media miss the mark on the gun issue

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Tue May 09 2000 - 10:24:40 MDT

Technotranscendence wrote:
> See:
> Thought some of you might be interested in this. (Sorry, if someone has
> already sent it to this list. I didn't see it on the list, but I miss a
> heck of a lot -- which is probably a good thing.:)
> One thing to do, for you pro-gun types or just people interested in seeing
> less bias in coverage, is to write letters-to-the-editor when coverage seems
> biased or call up your TV or radio station. Sometimes these people do
> respond. I think that a lot of this bias is based on ignorance too.

 New York media and TV never respond. Even here, the local liberal
paper, when I sent a letter to the editor calling them on their anti-gun
bias, refused to print it because it was more than 500 words (which it
wasn't). I trimmed it by 30%. They never printed it and have not replied
to my queries. The only letters that papers like that will print from
pro-gunners are those who are either demonstrably loony or are obvious
religious conservatives, so that the only pro-gun views people will see
are those who incriminate themselves in the eyes of the public by their

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