SDK, I'm referencing your very first post on this website.
How did the media bungle the story, and what is it that happened that we don't know about, and with what, and by whom, and how, at Sandy Hook Elementary?What I find most perplexing is how you can write about this tragedy when we dont even know what really happened. The media bungled this story so badly that they have no credibilty.
Yes, especially in light of today's shootings in Chicago and Phoenix, on the very same day that Gabrielle Giffords and Wayne LaPierre both testified on the Hill about restrictions on guns in the U.S. I am certain I'm not alone when I say the irony of today's events is not lost on me.Would we be having these discussions over "assault rifles" if a 9mm glock was used?
Has it occurred to you that with the spate of law enforcement officials, parents of victims, survivors of the attack, and educated journalists working for credible and legitimate news agencies all reporting that no one other than Adam Lanza acted, that they are reporting the truth? When you publicly question what happened after hearing all these reports that all say the same thing, independent of each other, then you question the integrity and honesty of people who worked hard to fit the puzzle pieces together....and you disrespect the victims' family members, coroners, survivors, police officers, mayors, morgue and hospital employees who witnessed the results of the shootings, journalists, sheriffs, firefighters, and emergency responder crews.And those of us who want our media to do their job are marginalized as "conpsiracy theorists" or worse----for asking simple questions..Unbelievable.
No wonder you're marginalized as a conspiracy theorist. You sound like you have one foot inside the mental ward door.
Drones, B-25s, B-52s, missile launchers, it doesn't matter - they're all the same: mediums through which we deliver a devastating attack on humanity. President Obama is not the first POTUS to drop bombs on another country. Please stop posturing as if it was somehow less of an ethical issue when atom bombs were dropped on Japan during WWII than it is now. A bomb is a bomb is a bomb. Might I also remind you that Congress green-lit this war in which the current administration drops bombs. The A(uthorized)U(se) of M(ilitary)F(orce) came with blessings from all political parties and the overwhelming majority of the U.S. population, so don't act like it didn't. The authorization granted the President the authority to use all "necessary and appropriate force" against those whom he determined "planned, authorized, committed or aided" the September 11th attacks, or who harbored said persons or groups, and was signed by President George W. Bush on September 18, 2001.In addition, i find it disingenuous and very hypocritical to express ouotrage over "assault rifles" while we have a Presidetn who drops drone bombs on innocent women and chidlren at will!
Question for *you*: how does the use of American drones relate to Mr. King's essay? Because you think it's hypocritical for Mr. King to want NRA members to be "cleaners" at gun crime sites, if only for a few hours, to drive home the point of how gory and awful gun killings are? I'm bringing you back to the topic, so please don't stray again. It's political, but it's not about bombs or whose bomb is the very worst or a war overseas.
With this you're off topic once again. You're not really upset about Mr. King's opinion regarding gun control and a corresponding responsible and open dialogue; you're upset because Obama was elected twice to the Presidency and you don't like him. You're entitled to your opinion regarding President Obama but it's inappropriate in *this* thread to air it. Please opine about Mr. Obama and his administration in threads designated for such perspectives.Or how about the myriad other blatant lies and even more blatant hypocrisy from this administration? Ndaa? fast and furious? Wiretapping? Brad Manning? transparency? Whistelbowers (just prosecuted another! after singing their praises four years ago, disgusting) it goes on and on with Obama.
You are entitled to your opinion, and I am sorry that you're choosing to henceforth no longer seek out an author who tells outstanding stories.I simply cant agree Stephen. And, whats more, youve lost a reader.
Please define "mainstream media". Is it Fox News? Rush Limbaugh? Conspiracy Theory News of the Western Hemisphere? Local programming streamed from someone's compound in rural Idaho? And how does it relate to Mr. King's take on all this? He owns a radio station, has mentioned watching national news coverage on several different channels throughout his entire professional career, and reads a metric ton of both literary and journalism material a week. I therefore suspect his news sources have been impeccable in both scope and integrity.mainstream media
One last bit: lively debate is encouraged and welcomed here, but your argument(s) lack both corroboration and legitimate source references. I'm not encouraging you to post bibliographically. I'm merely pointing out that without said references, you would appear to be a fast-sinking ship in credibility.
I do not want them making up a new tax for me. I do not want them checking up on me. I do not want them misplacing, selling, or sharing my private information. I do not want them meddling.