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Bryan Preston


March 28, 2013 - 6:22 am

The Huffington Post sent out an email to a portion of its subscriber list Wednesday that calls on readers to submit stories about gun deaths. The email only went to readers in California, a state that has stricter gun control laws than most others. The email, titled, “A Message From The Huffington Post,” says that the news and opinion site is working “on a project to document the impact of gun violence.” But HuffPo is evidently only documenting one side of the story.

The email claims that the Post has “tracked and recorded more than 2,240 deaths across America as a result of gun-related homicides and accidental shootings” since December 14, the day of the Newtown massacre. It has not tracked stories of people using firearms in self-defense.

The email says that the Post wants to hear from other people who have been affected by gun violence, and provides a phone number to call. It also provides an email address, to which anyone who claims to have been “affected by gun violence” can send their story.

The email is signed “The HuffPost Open Reporting Team.”

Nowhere in the email does the “HuffPost Open Reporting Team” call for anyone to share their story of how owning or using a gun saved their life, the lives of loved ones, or their property, despite the fact that hundreds of thousands of Americans experience that side of “gun violence” every year.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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I'm quite sure that Puffington will do a gang bang up job of telling its readers precisely where and why most gun violence takes place.
1 year ago
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Brian Terry's family should chime in.
1 year ago
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Whites are 45% of the NYC population and responsible for less than 5% of gun violence. Spread that around America. I doubt the HuffPo's sticklers for data will pick up on that.

Yet what liberals really want are guns taken out of the hands of the people who don't really commit the gun violence. It's a politically correct "solution" that will again put a band aid where there is no bleeding and follow a 50 year pattern of accomplishing nothing.

In other words, the goofy hyper anti-racism of the Dem Party will actually do more damage to blacks than the KKK ever could.

Massacres are a statistical anomaly. Liberals are using them the same way they used Trayvon Martin - to portray a thing that doesn't exist and solve a problem that doesn't exist.

Strip all white gun owners in NYC of their guns and you'll solve 5% of gun violence - close to a statistical 0. That's what Dem solutions amount to - 0.

It all feels good and meanwhile the Dem Party is more less hateful and yet more effective than neo-Nazis. That's why liberals are both insane and stupid.
1 year ago
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Probably no mention of how many of those gun deaths are criminal on criminal, either.

I want to say journalism is "dead" but it never really existed the way we are told it did, did it? It's always been blatantly partisan hackery, but the introduction of TV and the stranglehold of the Big 3 made us believe in the myth of the objective journalist.

The Internet has brought "journalism" 'round full circle, back to the days where there were dozens of newspapers in just one city, each with a distinctly partisan viewpoint or obvious agenda to push.

I'm cool with that.
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