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Fox News Sunday

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by radiotom, Feb 3, 2013.

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  1. radiotom

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    Anybody else just watch Wayne La Pierre on Fox News Sunday? Chris Wallace is acting just like Piers Morgan. :barf:
     
  2. sgtstryker

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    I saw it earlier..yeah, Fox isn't that far from the rest. The morning show guy, Brian Kilmeade, is vocal about his thinking AWB is a good thing.
     
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    I emailed Fox News & told them how poorly/bad I thought of Wallace's attacks were on LaPierre & Wallace should be fired. Not Fair & Balanced news.

    Also emailed LaPierre & told him to keep up the good work he is doing.
     
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    I had a very similar reaction. Chris Wallace usually conducts decent & fair interviews, but he unexpectedly turned out a "hatchet job" this morning when he talked with Wayne LaaPierre.
    I disagree with SgtStryker about Fox being with "all the rest" but I must also concur with the other two posters above. I too sent an e-mail -- not to Fox but I wrote directly to Chris Wallace and told him pretty explicitly that he'd botched it. I didn't suggest he be fired although if he maintains this level of performance I can always send him an amended communiqué.

    A very, very disappointing performance on Wallace's part. He knows he's better than that.
     
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    "A very, very disappointing performance on Wallace's part. He knows he's better than that."

    He also knows what gets ratings....
     
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    Years of watching him and gaining respect for him (Chris) went out the window today.
     
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    I also emailed Fox today, expressing my displeasure with the interview.

    Chris Wallace gets more like his father every day. He's become prickly, and very biased. For instance he never once interrupted Mark Kelly, and allowed him to make a couple of glaring errors in his statements. In the Wayne LaPierre segment he was rude, disingenuous, and definitely had an agenda, based on the questions he asked.

    The most agregious was Kelly's statement about the National Fireams Act of 1934. He categorically stated that the act banned weapons. The fact is, the NFA required taxation and registration of existing weapons.

    He also showed a real lack of objectivity over the part of the interview with Wayne LaPierre, and the internet ad the NRA ran over Obama's children and armed guards at their school. I don't recall the NRA questioning Secret Service protection for the president's children, but armed guards at their school.

    The NRA needs a different spokesperson. Wayne is knowledgeable and dedicated, but he comes across as unsure and always on the defensive.

    I despise his politics, but one the best people I've seen as a spokesperson, is Lanny Davis. He's relentless, and never gets taken off point, no matter who the interviewer is.
     
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    Problem is Chris Wallace or whoever when they are around something they have no experience with they attack instead of keeping an open mind, Poor News is having judgement before you even start
     
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    Dang , i missed the Fox interview. Is there a video link ?
     
  10. MacGyver77

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    Wallace was pretty one sided. Honestly LaPierre was disappointing. From my point of view, he did a good job telling pro 2a people what they already know, but I think he failed to reach anyone undecided on the issue, and certainly didn't change anyone's mind from the other side.
     
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    My biggest complaint is why did LaPierre not throw out the common use clause when Wallace brought up Heller? That is one of the best arguments we have, but with LaPierre not bringing it up, it makes it soun like Heller allows more restrictive firearm policies than we already have.
     
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    I saw the interview, lost all respect for Chris Wallace.Guess Fox News is co-opting into the Government-Media Complex.
     
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    Listened on sat radio and understand the earlier thread 'Fox News isn't our friend' 110% now. I had to look down at the radio to make sure it was still Fox News. Sorely disappointed.
     
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    Saw the video and now I'm a bit worried...we need a better spokesman and NOW! Wayne did ok, but just ok. Chris Wallace is actually doing us a favor by asking these questions and we should be trying to sharpen the answers. Wayne's answers need to be upgraded, unfortunately he sounds out of touch. We must get a figure head to lead the cause otherwise I fear the results...
     
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    Here is the link (not sure if it's OK to post this)

    http://myfox8.com/2013/02/03/lapierre-clashes-with-wallace-on-fox-news-channel/

    Now would someone please tell me again why conservatives think FOX is on their side?? That was ridiculous - Wallace sounded Rachel Maddow or someone. It's a witch hunt and FOX is on the bandwagon.

    That network turns my stomach (much like the others) - they are playing conservatives and people who are anti-liberal media for fools. They don't give a crap about 2A rights - we NEED to remember this when the assault weapons ban doesn't pass and all goes back to normal. FOX can ROT.
     
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    Eh, I don't know. Watched the interview and I got the impression CW was channeling his father a bit. The questions were worded in such a way that WLP was able to state his points in a stronger manner than what was being asked, kinda like a flu shot.

    I don't have a problem with it. The stronger the questions, the more direct the answers need to be.
     
  19. radiotom

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    Ya I told them if I wanted to watch an NRA hitjob I would watch Piers Morgan.
     
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    Did anybody raise an eyebrow when Mark Kelly said he "didn't know the statistics, but" and then went on about making it harder for criminals to get guns? That to me ruins a persons credibility because it shows they haven't done any research and are going off what they have: a) been told, b) as a personal bias, and/or c) emotionally. I just can't figure how someone can listen to a speaker that opens with that.
     
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    Sadly I didn't get a chance to watch it yet. Thanks to those who posted links - I'll have to catch up when I get the chance.

    I cringe when I hear the labels "common sense" and "sensible" applied to anything these days. Those words are simply meant to help disarm any argument about the proposal and make any challengers look "extreme" or "out of touch."

    It's a propaganda war and they are choosing the words and labels very carefully.
     
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    That is depressing...

    They are treated the gun owner as a quasi-criminal. Certainly we need to "justify" our need of guns and our claims about gun ownership. I am sure that is part of the ongoing narrative, to paint gun owners in a corner. In the end all we can really do is get out the word and support new gun ownership, explain terminology and the current state of the laws, and contact our reps...

    They don't have statistics on their side. This is nothing new to you of course.

    I have to tell you, my biggest problem with anti-gunners is not their philosophical outlook or opinion, but the fact that they will lie, cheat, and manipulate to get their way. So it certainly makes clear their intentions.
     
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    Fox used to be the only bright spot in the night time but after yesterday the light is getting quite dim. Still, it is all we have when it comes to "generally honest" (but not always) media coverage.

    National thinking is changing about many traditional things and that change is being manipulated by the most used baby sitter in the world, television. Baby sitting for young and old alike that is.

    Any one of the women on Fox News do a better job of balancing out the gun control debate than Brian Kilmeade. He has always shown signs of :barf: and has often been reminded of that by me on the Fox blogs.
     
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    Briane Kilmeade is another inside the NYC/Long Island bubble who has been brainwashed and indoctrinated. Like Bill O'Reilly, Chris Wallace, etc. They KNOW better than you and me.
     
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    I did not see the interview with Chris Wallace but watched LaPierre's Senate testimony. Wayne has been a tireless and effective advocate for decades but he seems to be wearied and exasperated of late. I hope the NRA is grooming some new horses to help pull the wagon.
     
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