Jay Nordlinger posts on the intersection of reflexive anti-gun kneejerks and the leftwing politicization of sportswriters:
A reader notes that I wrote recently about the intrusion of politics into sportswriting (here). Then he quotes Peter King of Sports Illustrated, today:
My heart goes out to the victims of the Fort Hood and Orlando shootings and their loved ones. Senseless, senseless incidents. I will not go quietly into the night on this one. America needs to do something about idiots with handguns. How many more Fort Hoods and Orlandos do there have to be before our political leaders have the guts to severely restrict access to murderous weapons?
Our reader comments, “Good point. An Army base is no place for weapons.” And, to add insult to injury, we know what the Associated Press reported, here: “Packed into cubicles with 5-foot-high dividers, the 300 unarmed soldiers were sitting ducks.”
Meanwhile, at Pajamas Media, Bob Owens writes:
The American media has a long and ignoble history of firearms ignorance often based upon the propaganda of anti-gun organizations.
Finally, if but for once, that ignorance and fact-free hype may have served to actually save lives.
Read the whole thing — especially if you’re a bored producer at low-rated CNN looking for material to inflame your remaining viewer.