2/14/2012

News blackout on Media Matters' David Brock violating DC gun laws

The Daily Caller has this news story:

“Brock, the head of the liberal nonprofit Media Matters for America, had told friends and co-workers that he feared he was in imminent danger from right-wing assassins and needed a security team to keep him safe.”. . .
By 2010, Brock’s personal assistant, a man named Haydn Price-Morris, was carrying a holstered and concealed Glock handgun when he accompanied Brock to events, including events in Washington, D.C., a city with famously restrictive gun laws. Price-Morris told others he carried the gun to protect Brock from threats.
Late in 2010, other Media Matters employees learned about Price-Morris’s gun, and he was fired due to their objections. No public announcement was made.
According to one source with knowledge of what happened next, Brock was “terrified” that news of the gun would leak. “George Soros and a lot of groups connected to gun control are funding this group, and they wouldn’t be too happy that an employee of Media Matters was carrying a gun, especially when it was illegal in D.C.”


Often the news media justify their heavy coverage of religious people or conservatives who have affairs because of hypocrisy. An affair by a conservative is more newsworthy than one by a liberal because of that reason. Well, Media Matters does all sorts of anti-gun ownership pieces. Do a search on their website for "guns" and you get 18 hits between the beginning of January this year and February 14th. In 32 business days that comes to almost two pieces every three days. There were 11 pieces in December and 12 in November. (I have tried to check these stories to make sure that the word "guns" is used in a relevant way.)



Over that same period they did 11 pieces that discussed the NRA. That is the equivalent of two pieces a week. In December, they had 10 pieces (2.5 per week). In November, they had 13 pieces.



Media Matters is a very influential media organization. David Brock is a very important guy. The hypocrisy factor is huge. You would think that this would be news worthy, but outside of Fox News there is a complete news blackout on this story. I just did a Google news search tonight and this is what I found. Including outlets such as Hot Air there are only FIVE hits on this.

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