More Evidence of The Progressive Media Bias

Mrs. Obama went on ABC Good Morning America, and had this to say about Hadiya Pendleton, the young woman who sang at the inauguration then was tragically shot in Chicago, “She was standing out in a park with her friends in a neighborhood blocks away from where my kids…grew up, where our house is. She had just taken a chemistry test, and she was caught in the line of fire because some kids had some automatic weapons they didn’t need [emphasis added].” It comes as no surprise to me that Mrs. Obama would try to politicize the death of this young lady. She is trying to exploit the death of this young woman to achieve a ban on semi-automatic rifles.  It also comes as no surprise that much like her husband, she will make claims that fly completely in the face of the facts. However, according to the Associated Press the authorities that the shooter used a semi-automatic pistol to shoot the young lady six times before fleeing the scene.

According to the Washington Examiner “It is extremely unlikely that the murder weapon was an automatic handgun, an extremely rare occurrence, even in the streets of Chicago. An overwhelming majority of handguns bought and sold in America are semi-automatic.”  So again the concept of scary looking semi automatic rifles not being the favored weapon of criminals rears its ugly head, darn those facts. 

This little gaff in and of itself is not a damnable offense, it is possible that Mrs. Obama just misspoke, your on TV, not familiar with firearms, and you misspeak its not that big of a deal. I have no issue with what the First Lady said, other than it was not based within the realm of the truth.  Apparently ABC saw this as being an issue too, because while they left the gaff on their website, but they edited the comment out of the show when it aired? 

Here is the edited video
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/michelle-obama-interview-2013-gma-lady-disappoint-us-18596599

So why did ABC not show the First Lady saying that this girl was killed by automatic weapons, in a city with some of the strictest gun control measures in the world? I can’t help but feeling that if this had been say…. Laura Bush the clip would not have been edited, and the first lady would have been thrown to the wolves.  

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9 comments
  1. I could care less about the semantical error.You and your cohorts however come across as less than human and I am not being sensational or hyperbolic.  This constant dicing of words defending your phallic peices of metal and this asshole’s ability and right to have this peice of metal to shoot this kid 6 times is friggin sick.Another person gets killed and you are at it again defending their right to have this weapon of Murder.It is friggin gross dude. Friggin Ghoulish.

  2. @tendollar4ways – A typical progressive, first off I wasn’t really talking about you beloved gun control. I was talking about a liberal bias in the media, go out of their way to protect the progressive royal family. Second I do not defend the ability of this man to commit murder, I am defending the right of the people to defend themselves. Why do you want to make these children even more vulnerable to crime? Why do you support making them victims? Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. If you ideas worked, if the concept of gun control worked, this crime would not have happened.  You are just to blind to see that.  You let politics and hatred cloud your mind, and continue to try the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result.

  3. @obamawatch – Another kid dead and you continue to spout the same ole gun proponet BS. Your only answer is more guns!If this kid had had a gun, she wouldn’t have died!! You are the friggin zombie homey. One track mind, one answer…guns guns guns. Deadkids….guns guns guns…MORE GUNS. Friggin Psychopath dude. I could argue about the gun shop which is outside of the Chicago which accounts for 20% of all gun death where the recover the gun…etcBut lets face it. You want your guns. You want these murders to have their guns and you want no background checks, nothing stoping them except more guns!!!I am dead serious….less than human as you love a peice of metal more than trying to come up with an answer to curb the ciolence.

  4. I would love to find a way to curb violence. However banning guns will not do that.  Chicago is a clear example of that. If you where not a progressive zealot you would realize that.. What part of banning guns increases crime rates escapes you grasp?  It is illegal to have guns on school grounds, yet school shootings still happen. You cannot fix what is wrong with this nation by banning guns.  Guns are scary, and it is really easy for progressives like you to try to paint people as baby killers because they understand that banning guns wont stop sick people from doing horrible things.  There is a moral problem in this nation, and unless that is fixed you can ban guns, freedom of speech, the right to a trial by a jury of your peers, torture people, force people to testify against themselves, all you want, and crime rates will not go down. Another young girl, a child with a lovely singing voice, has been gunned down in Chicago by a ruthless thug. A young life extinguished in a city with some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, and you still believe that gun control will reduce these crimes?Of course you would, because the bias in the media never tells you about the facts surrounding gun control cases, they just tell you a gun killed a girl, not a lunatic. It is you sir you are less than human. You are like a wild beast, you react out of fear and ignorance, rather than respond out of intelligent thought and reason. So I will say this using small words. Chicago has lots of gun laws + Girl being shot in Chicago = gun control not working. I am sorry that you can’t seem to understand this.  It can be hard at times to accept that people are evil, and that evil things will continue to happen until we fix our culture. When you come up with an answer that will actually curb the violence let me know, because so far the idea of “AHH WE ARE DOOMED!!!! I KNOW TAKE AWAY ALL THE GUNS AND TAR AND FEATHER ANYONE WHO THINKS THAT WON’T WORK!!!!” hasn’t worked for progressive utopias such as Chicago. Nice try though.

  5. Yes, conservatives would never politicize the slaughter of innocent americans.  By which I mean they would make it their party platform for a decade.  If you don’t know what I’m referring to, maybe this will jog your memory (link).When michelle obama holds an anti-gun rally standing on the spot the woman was killed with a bullhorn and photographers, then come talk to me about using peoples’ deaths to promote a political agenda and how it’s a sleazy thing only liberals would ever do.Oh, and you are saying that the facts fly in the face of what she said – she said they had automatic weapons, they had automatic weapons.  In order to lie you have to at least have said something that isn’t accurate, let alone had malice aforethought.

  6. @agnophilo – They did not have automatic weapons.  This from the chicago tribune “Police say they have not recovered the weapon used to kill Hadiya, but a day after her homicide on Jan. 29, Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said the gunman possibly used a revolver because no bullet casings were found at the shooting scene — as there would be if a semi-automatic or automatic weapon had been used.”  A revolver is not an automatic weapon.

  7. @obamawatch – this has little to do with the comments made by Mrs. Obama, and more to do with the editing job done by ABC.  Of course they claim that they only edited it for time constrants, its the first lady, who edits an interview with the first lady? I find it all to convienent that when she mispoke, ABC jumps to cover for her.

  8. @obamawatch – I misread the blog I thought it said it was likely an automatic handgun.  My apologies.Still as I said, never attribute to malice what can easily be explained by stupidity.  People misspeak every day.

  9. No comment on the first paragraph of my original comment?

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