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Another reason to mistrust the Washington Post

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by JTHunter, Jun 11, 2011.

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  1. JTHunter

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    Mexican Drug Cartels Upgrade Weaponry Again

    Fresh on the heels of reports that Mexico's drug cartels have been acquiring military-grade weapons from Central America, the Washington Post, believe it or not, has published new information further undercutting the notion that a "lack" of U.S. gun control laws is the cause of problems south of the border.

    An article published by the newspaper yesterday says that the cartels have started using armored "assault vehicles" equipped with inch-thick steel plating and bullet-proof glass, gun turrets, firing ports, battering rams, and devices -- like those in James Bond's Aston Martin in Goldfinger -- that spew oil to foil vehicles in pursuit.


    The rest of the article can be read here.
     
  2. Old Fuff

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    Why do we need another reason to distrust the Washington Post? I thought we had more then enough as it is... :neener: :rolleyes:
     
  3. AlexanderA
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    The Washington Post has been crusading against guns ever since its publisher, Philip Graham (husband of the legendary Katherine Graham), killed himself with a shotgun in 1963.

    http://www.nytimes.com/books/97/02/09/reviews/graham-philip.html

    It's just not rational with the family that controls that paper. And everyone knows that if you work there, you have to toe this "party line." It's very specific and very inflexible. It will only change if someone else buys ownership of the paper.
     
  4. Apocalypse-Now

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    i can't trust the media? :eek:
     
  5. 9mmforMe

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    Damn that anit-gun rag! I don't like to label myself but I have "liberal" leanings and I do not like this paper! I was born in Northern VA and lived there for 35 years...bleck!!...bleck on the paper I mean, not VA...I miss my home!
     
  6. ATBackPackin

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    Well I think we should also ban:

    Bulletproof glass
    Steel over a 1/16 of an inch
    Run-flat tires
    Welders
    Trucks with over a 1/4 ton payload

    This way we can make sure nothing like this ever happens again. We have to think about the children.

    Shawn

    Oh yeah, ball-bearings are needed for turrets, so ban those as well.
     
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  8. Neverwinter

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    I saw the words "Washington Post" and stopped reading there. Don't wanna listen to the lies of the liberal media.

    I'll stick with media I can trust: my Fox News, talk radio, and chain emails.
     
  9. Ohio Gun Guy

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    I'm beyond basic mistrust......
     
  10. JohnBT

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    "I saw the words "Washington Post" and stopped reading there."

    Your loss. Good article, I read it yesterday.

    Lots of closed minds here.

    "There are none so blind as those who will not see."
     
  11. JohnBT

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    This is the same Washington Post that published Stephen Hunter's article on why 33 rounds make sense in a defensive weapon. You know, the Stephen Hunter who writes the Bob Lee and Earl Swagger books. The one who wrote his first gun book in 1980 iirc and who worked for the Post for 11 years and retired a few years ago.

    Oh yeah, the Post is strictly off limits when it comes to guns.

    "Stephen Hunter - Why 33 rounds makes sense in a defensive weapon
    Feb 6, 2011 ... Sleek, its lines rakishly tilted to boost the ergonomics that index grip placement to barrel, this automatic pistol has but one function: to ...
    www.washingtonpost.com ›"


    There are many examples, but here's one just one more, the front page article on VCDL and Mr. Van Cleave in 2004.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A47809-2004Nov13.html

    "In his living room, Van Cleave proudly displays the 2004 Grassroots Organization of the Year award from the national Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. "
     
  12. Neverwinter

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    We just don't want to see the wrong things.

    I've been told that the liberal media lies. I know this to be true because they say things that contradict what I know to be true from my trusted media sources.
     
  13. jiminhobesound

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    There is no defense for the lies, corrupted reporting and lack of journalistic ethics. Read the Times
     
  14. zoom6zoom

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    We don't even use the Post to wrap fish. It makes them smell funny.
     
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    Exactly. i read the article several times and fail to see what all the excitement is about.
     
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    Whew! For a moment there, I was almost afraid this person was serious. Now it see it's just satire.
     
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    "There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance - that principle is contempt prior to investigation."
     
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    I don't trust the media whatsoever. In my experiences they lie and when they are wrong they do not admit it. They just stop talking about the subject and hope everyone FORGETS but I do not forget because I pay serious attention to what they say. I have lost trust and faith in the media myself.
     
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    Im glad I live back, I mean way back, In the appalachians. At least here all of the crank addicts cooking bathtub meth don't drive in tanks while they steal copper from the phone company.
     
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    I just look at the Nuntii Latini and the BBC now, although the way the British go on about knives, you'd imagine that every time I cut my steak, I was actually looking for someone to murder with a WMD.
     
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    I remember watching, on 60 minutes I think, the President of Mexico state that the Drug war issues he was having were all due to American firearms. Had nothing to do with the Drugs or Drug money, nope, all problems were due to American guns.

    Well since the BATF shipments of guns direct to the Mexican Drug cartels have dried up, I guess those Drug Lords simply go South for new supply.

    I do like the idea that America stop making pickup trucks and selling pickup trucks in Mexico. Obviously the Drug Lords can't build armored vehicles without American pickup trucks.
     
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    I HATE the Post, but...

    ...the reason for drug violence south of the border isn't American firearms...it's AMERICANS DRUG USE!! Our culture is in decline.
     
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    Yeah, I don't really see what the problem is.

    Where is the inaccuracy? Where is the so-called "liberal bias"? Why is this article a reason to avoid the Washington Post?

    How about a show of hands? Who actually even read the article?

    What a useless thread.
     
  25. JohnBT

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    "Im glad I live back, I mean way back, In the appalachians. At least here all of the crank addicts cooking bathtub meth don't drive in tanks while they steal copper from the phone company."

    Hey, if there is landline phone service in your area you aren't as far back in the hills as you think you are. :) Do you have to walk towards town to go hunting?
     
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