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CNBC AR documentary this thursday

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

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  1. Rembrandt

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    Anyone that participated in this anti-gun hit piece got duped.....most owners were portrayed as fringe paranoids, those against the AR were reasonable well meaning citizens. Gun was made the object of evil, maiming, death, and destruction. Any gun owner who participated in this hit piece did more harm than good for our side.
     
  2. Blackstone

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    It's all in the editing
     
  3. OilyPablo

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    Not even close. Certainly you chose a side and rode it home. What I want to know, is it willful or ignorance?
     
  4. BADUNAME30

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    Shame on you CNBCPrime...you lied to us.
     
  5. JFtheGR8

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    Anyone that thought this would be an honest unbiased piece of journalism is in denial of the battle American gun owners face. The lesson we need to learn is to stop funding progressive think tanks. Get involved in the school board, promote colleges that don't push a progressive liberal agenda on our children, support businesses that are run by people who share our values, take someone new to shooting to the range, etc... I'm surprised they didn't tell everyone the AR 15 is responsible for the mass extinction of unicorns. We'd really be in trouble then.


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  6. Midwest

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    If anyone wants a decent program about firearms, check the Military Channel for
    "Triggers: Weapons That Changed the World". I saw a good one the other day about the AK47.

    "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triggers:_Weapons_That_Changed_the_World
     
  7. itchy1

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    Typical slanted approach. Show a couple of positive aspects about your subject to feign balance, then a whole lot of negative examples and conjecture to attack it. Any time that raging moron Yeager gets camera time, it only adds to the negative sterotype that the MSM tries to craft for all gun owners. He is the last guy we want representing us.
     
  8. Bruno2

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    We should probably encourage Fox to do a piece on the AR. Then we could have them show all the crazy anti gunners that suggest things like dragging all NRA members out in the street to kill them. You know just the typical anti gun mentality.:barf:
     
  9. Beentown

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    Better than I expected but it had a definite slant towards anti. Imagine if this was ran on MSNBC...an AR would have committed multiple pre-med murders on set. Nobody behind the trigger...
     
  10. TarDevil

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    "...if his lips are moving!"
     
  11. Hacker15E

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    So, now we can see the left-slant media version of "not choosing a side".
     
  12. Buzzsaw46

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    Most of the talking heads on fox are left of center on the gun debate as well. O'reilly has on many occasions called for a gun registry and a ban on heavy weapons like the AR15. The only person I have seen on Fox that truly supports the 2nd A is Hannity.
     
  13. benEzra

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    It takes a special kind of ignorance for O'Reilly to call a civilian non-automatic centerfire .22 a "heavy weapon."
     
  14. Pilot

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    What did you expect it is CNBC? NBC is one of the most overtly, and covertly biased, far left networks in the U.S. Along with sister companies, MSNBC, and owner Comcast. They are power grabbers, control freaks that support far left, statist politicians with money they get from their viewers.

    Research Brian Roberts, and David Cohen, both of Comcast.
     
  15. holdencm9

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    To be fair, I am pretty sure they said "many" of the transactions at gun shows are private sales, and don't require background checks. Not all, or most, but many. Which is technically true, but could definitely have used some clarification. And previous versions of the M16 did have full auto, so maybe they just got confused on the full auto versus burst thing? Not that it would be portrayed a whole lot better to have stated it shoots 3 rounds for every trigger pull!

    Another good thing they did was show the gun shop owner who explained how the features were arbitrary and banning them was stupid, and comparing the AR to another more "traditional-looking" semi-auto rifle and that there is no functional difference.

    So yeah, definitely slanted, but some people are making it out to be a total hit piece, which I don't think it was. Skewed, yes, they gave way too much air time to the extremist/wackos (and I don't even think they are that extreme, but came off that way).
     
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  16. ny32182

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    To the 99.99999% of AR owners, such as the dentist and the "girl with a gun" woman, they gave about 15 minutes.

    To the Yeagers and "my organs fell out" shooting victims of the world, that you can count on about two hands, they gave the other 45 minutes.

    Yeah, no bias there.

    At least they got some facts right... some is better than the usual none I guess.
     
  17. TennJed

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    I am assuming CNBCPrime has read the responses, I would like him to reply back. What is your response to the fact that you used extreme example and people telling false information and flat out lies?
     
  18. InkEd

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    I wouldn't expect a follow up.
     
  19. gym

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    It didn't change anyone's mind about the rifle or it's use. If anything it made them more aware how many people have them, weather that's good or bad remains to be seen. And that idiot who "raised an army" should have never been on TV.
    It's yokels like that that give pause to "normal and undecided people".
     
  20. hillbilly

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    I cannot believe how many folks actually "looked forward" to this thing, and actually thought that maybe, this time...THIS TIME....a national network would do something else besides a biased, agenda-driven hatchet job.

    Fool me once, shame on you.

    Fool me twice, shame on me.

    This is what 2,459 times now?
     
  21. TarDevil

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    Exactly. "Drive-by."

    Can't imagine why he/she posted here in the first place, knowing it would be so slanted.
     
  22. BigBore44

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    Why? That's easy. To get us to watch it. So they could slap us in the face. So they could show that facts really don't matter. To show they can do or show the public what they want. Did they completely demonize the rifle? No. But it was just barely enough for some uneducated people to say it was a balanced report. But we know it wasn't. And what's gonna happen to them? Nothing.
     
  23. BullfrogKen

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    I didn't watch it. I didn't plan to watch it.


    NBC can suck eggs. I won't even watch football on their network after what occurred during that Sunday night football commentary.
     
  24. 12131

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    Exactly! It's amazing to me that many gun owners are so naive. Participate in the gun haters' game, then cry foul. Remember Piers Morgan and the moron owner from Tactical Firearms in TX recently?:mad:
     
  25. gym

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    By now you would assume that everyone that is asked by these biased media outlets would know that no matter what they say or do, or how well meaning their intentions were, it's going to end up on the cutting room floor and turn into a circus.
    At this point in time unless it's being screened by the NRA or a responsible party on the side of pro 2a, or at least neutral, it isn't worth doing.
    We always come off looking less than appropriate. And they are really just making fun of all the people who try to help get the truth about guns out there. They make us all look bad, some day they may need the help of a neighboor with a gun, maybe then they will get it.
     
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