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CNBC AR documentary this thursday

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jamesjames, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. jamesjames

    jamesjames Member

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    A CNBC documentary, "America's Gun: The Rise of the AR-15" will premiere this Thurs., Apr. 25 at 10pm ET... re-airing at 1pm ET.

    I got involved with this a bit on background about three months ago (about a month after Sandy Hook) with the producer. I don't know what the final content will be, but i tried to explain that the AR was a well-designed, general purpose rifle and should not be demonized.
     
  2. BigBore44

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    Great, I will set my DVR. I've been wondering when they were going to do this. Should either be interesting/informative, or just another "anti-gun documentary" Thanks james.
     
  3. gym

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    I set mine also, thanks
     
  4. InkEd

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    I hope it is a historic factual documentary but expect it to be anti-gun propaganda.
     
  5. Ryanxia

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    If anyone finds a way to stream it online let me know, I don't bother with cable.
     
  6. jamesjames

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    I'll give it a try, no way in hell it's un biased. This will be a slam piece. Hope I'm wrong.
     
  8. DeathByCactus

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    I hope it's at least a moderate view. I am so tired of the far left and far right. I wanna see some common sense if they get political.
     
  9. AlexanderA

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    CNBC, unlike its sister channel MSNBC, is fairly conservative. I expect a factual documentary on the AR-15.
     
  10. shaggy430

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    "The AR-15 is the most popular and, some would say, misunderstood, rifle in America: an estimated four million are in circulation. You can even buy one at Wal-mart, if they're not sold out. It has been used in a number of high profile mass murders, yet it is also the preferred rifle of law-abiding homeowners, hunters, and sport shooters across America."

    The tag line seems fairly well balanced. Let's see if the story is.
     
  11. Twmaster

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    After watching a couple of the videos posted at the CNBC link I'm optimistic this might be a fair representation of the gun we all love so much.
     
  12. holdencm9

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    Sweet. Based on some of the other videos on the link, they seem to approach it fairly. Unfortunately I don't have cable, so I may have to watch at the gym. I'll have to pace myself on the treadmill :)
     
  13. Arkansas Paul

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    I don't expect the media to be pro gun, but from watching the video on the link, at least they seem to have both sides equally represented. That's better than we usually get.
     
  14. JTHunter

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    InkEd said:
    That makes two of us!
     
  15. Twmaster

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    And I spotted James Yeager in a clip. (Not trying to stir any pots. Just saying I saw him)
     
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    I'm hopeful as well - know some people over at CNBC and they seem to be decent guys. We'll see...it's the producer that drives the content; get one with an agenda and it doesn't matter who narrates the show/does the reporting.
     
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    Hope it is well-balanced as well, but hope it isn't a smear job or slam fest. I don't know. If I expect the worst, I won't be surprised if it is a smear job. If it turns out balanced, I will be pleasantly surprised.

    Media and guns. From what I've seen, they go together like oil and water. I've just got a bad feeling about this one...
     
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    America’s Gun: The Rise of the AR-15

    Hi all,

    Our team wanted to understand the AR-15’s immense popularity on both sides of the debate and go beyond the clichés. Portraying the AR-15 negatively is not the objective of the documentary and we can reassure all owners and enthusiasts that we aren’t choosing a side. Here’s a clip from the special: http://cnb.cx/Zg19V7.

    “America’s Gun: The Rise of the AR-15” premieres tomorrow Thursday, April 25th aat 10p ET/PT.
     
  19. Derek Zeanah

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    I hope so. I like CNBC (and am watching it now -- it's the default here during the day, at least when not doing Boston bombing coverage during earnings season.)

    But, Comcast and NBC have taken public stances that lead me to worry a bit about editorial control. IIRC NBC recently banned all ads from retailers who sell firearms, for instance.

    We will know tomorrow. My fingers are crossed.
     
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    CNBCPrime,

    Thank you for taking the time to join us and talk directly to us. I'm looking forward to seeing your program.
     
  21. Beentown

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    DVR is set. We will see. I highly doubt it will not be biased but I will give it a chance.

    If it were MSNBC airing it, well no one would watch it as they have no audience, but they would have the AR's doing all kinds of "evil" on their own.
     
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    Thanks for taking the time to join CNBC Prime - this forum is true to it's name and the moderators due a great job of keeping us all truly "High Road" and on topic. I am traveling overseas but have my DVR set to record. And please send regards to Scott Wapner - he's a good man.
     
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    Doesn't CNBC run the risk of infringing on Paul M. Barrett's copyrights for his book titled, "Glock: The rise of America's Gun" ?
     
  24. Buzzsaw46

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    DVR set, thanks for the heads up!
     
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    I like that the video showed some normal guys enjoying an AR-15, not someone who comes off as a gun nut. It's hard to demonize an everyday Joe/Jill doing something safely.
     

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