The New York Daily News lost a bid by Cablevision to buy the paper for $1 because, with its debt, it’s not worth $1. They lose about $30 million a year so they need readership. The way they are going about making money is to engage in hate rhetoric.
They’ve chosen to compare the Islamic terrorists in San Bernardino with insane mass killers and NRA president Wayne LaPierre.
They need to replace the word “news” in the title with “yellow journalism” or “propaganda”.
They call it a “sick jihad against Americans in the name of profit,” but that would better apply to what they are doing.
They make me sick.
“Syed Farook joins long list of murderous psychos enabled by the NRA’s sick gun jihad against America in the name of profit,” the cover reads.
The New York Daily News has in the past called LaPierre the “craziest man on earth.”
Terrorists undoubtedly agree with the Daily News – disarm Americans.
As Chris Cox says on the opinion page of USA Today, the Second Amendment is not to blame nor is the NRA.
California has already adopted President Obama’s gun control wish list: “universal” background checks, registration, waiting periods, gun bans, magazine bans and an expansion of prohibited gun categories. But those laws did nothing to prevent this horrific crime from taking place. Nothing.
Here’s another fact: the president’s failed foreign policy has made us less safe. And his domestic gun control agenda would jeopardize our safety even further. In California, President Obama had what he wanted — the strictest gun control in the country — and it did not prevent this evil act. The plain truth is that the president cannot keep us safe. And his policies would leave us defenseless.
The truth is that Obama would say California’s laws aren’t strict enough. As he has strongly intimated, he wants an Australian buyback (confiscation).
The Daily News didn’t stop there, they shamelessly castigated one of Farook’s victims, Nicholas Thalasinos, for his comments about guns and radical Muslims. Mr. Thalasinos is not here to defend himself.
California mass shooting victim Nicholas Thalasinos was a devoted husband, an outspoken critic of radicalized Muslims — and fervent supporter of the NRA, the Daily News wrote as if that were a bad thing.
They also quoted Thalasinos saying this:
The county health worker wrote an online message in July blasting a state bill that would ban people with concealed carry licenses from toting firearms on school grounds. “This is an INVITATION to MASS MURDER — the BLOODBATH that will follow will be HORRIFIC!!!” Thalasinos wrote on Facebook.
What about this message was incorrect? Unfortunately, it became true for him and it will be true for any one of us.
The Daily News editor denied that his previous day’s comments were meant to mock prayer though that is obviously not true.
Sounding strikingly similar, a number of Democrats spoke out against the utility of prayer in the aftermath of the San Bernardino massacre.
Offering “thoughts and prayers” is of course a common way Americans express their condolences. And almost as soon as word of the mass shooting in San Bernardino was reported, Americans of all stripes began relaying their “thoughts and prayers.”
For whatever reason, this time many began speaking out against the expression of sympathy.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.): “All the victims … deserve more than our thoughts and prayers, they deserve action.”
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.): “Our thoughts and prayers our not even close to enough … it is a time to act.”
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.): “It is time for action, we are past the time for platitudes and prayers.”
Sen. Patrick Murphy (D-Conn.): “Thoughts and prayers … have become a mask for inaction.”
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.): “We need something more [than thoughts and prayers], we need action.”