December 14, 2012
IN RESPONSE TO TODAY’S SHOOTING, WHICH DIDN’T INVOLVE AUTOMATIC WEAPONS, Rupert Murdoch asks: “When will politicians find courage to ban automatic weapons?” Appalling ignorance.
UPDATE: Reader John Rumpelein says the answer to Murdoch’s question is “1934.” Heh.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Murdoch keeps deleting my replies to his tweets. Tacky.
MORE: Reader Mike Puckett wonders what kind of weapons Murdoch’s bodyguards carry. I’d ask via Twitter, but, well . . . But hey, Rupert: What kind of guns do your bodyguards carry? And why are you more deserving of armed protection than ordinary Americans? You can email me through the blog.
MORE STILL: Well, I tried asking via Twitter anyway, but he deleted that, too.
STILL MORE: Reader Jason Young writes:
Murdoch’s non-response is a perfect illustration of the problem with the old guard media, and a tremendously ironic “no comment” from someone who would never take that from a subject. We need the New Media to start holding old media reporters’ feet to the fire by treating them exactly the way that they should be treating our elected representatives. Sit outside their houses and offices until they answer questions. Hound them with cameras and lights. Shout questions like “Why no coverage of Iran shooting down our drone?” or “Don’t you think the Benghazi survivors deserve to be interviewed?” or even “Why do you think the majority of the American public doesn’t trust you any longer?”. Get it on tape and post their non-responses for all the world to see.
Now that we have an alternative media channel we need to expose and shame these traitors into DOING THEIR JOBS.
Doing my best. But they’re kinda shameless.
AND EVEN MORE: Here’s a picture of “Rupert Murdoch, surrounded by his personal security team.”
There seem to be a lot of them. Hey, Rupert: Why is your life more deserving of protection than a battered woman’s or a 7-11 clerk’s? (Bumped).