Biden: ‘Legitimate Media’ will Help Obama Sell Gun Control
February 11, 2013 - 3:39 pm
The Examiner reports on the latest from the bumbling and occasionally too-honest veep.
Biden said that it was important for the media to dissuade the American public from the idea that the Obama administration was prepared to do something unconstitutional on guns.
“To be very blunt with you, we’re counting on all of you, the legitimate news media to cover these discussions because the truth is that times have changed,” Biden added, warning that people would continue to “misrepresent” the White House’s plans for gun control.
“The social media that exists out there, the tragedies that have occurred, the Supreme Court decision affirming that its an individual right to bear arms – all give a lie to the argument that what we’re trying to do is somehow unconstitutional, or somehow goes after the legitimate right to own and bear arms and to hunt and protect yourselves,” Biden added.
What’s chilling about this is Biden’s division of media between “legitimate” and, presumably, illegitimate. It’s not the administration’s call to decide which media are and are not legitimate. The Obama administration doesn’t even treat the most popular news network on cable, Fox, as legitimate. It only treats the bootlickers at the alphabet networks as legitimate along with the usual liberal media suspects. Those happen to be the outlets that almost never criticize Obama for any reason. They’re also the least informed on firearms, and the least likely to report fairly about what the Obama regime is really up to.