Media inconsistency when Clinton and the NRA propose the same policy?

I have real problems with the expensive program of putting uniformed guards in schools.  It is not only expensive, but, since the guards are readily identifiable, they would likely be the first targets in any attack.  Still it is interesting to see how the proposal is greeted by the media depending on who makes it.
One-third of the nation's elementary, middle and high schools reportedly already have armed security on campus. In 2000, President Clinton marked the one-year anniversary of Columbine by proposing a significant expansion of the government's existing "COPS in Schools" program. Now that the National Rifle Association's Mr. LaPierre has made a similar proposal, he is being ridiculed. Why?
Did Clinton's proposal get this reaction from the media in 2000?  Here is a list put together by Alex Pappas at the Daily Caller.

See also this.
Today, the same elite media who no doubt send their own kids to private schools that employ armed security, just can't stop howling ridicule at the NRA's idea to give every student in America those same protections. Because the NRA's idea is so appealing, as I write this, the media's going overboard, mocking it as bizarre, crazy, and out of touch. . . . 

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Blogger FZ said...

Again, I disagree with you on this. I don't see why it has to necessarily be expensive, and no matter what the expense is, isn't it worth it to save children's lives? Besides, I'd much rather the government pay for this than 99% of the other crap they waste our money on. It's not like we have a balanced, responsible spending policy that funding a school program of armed guards would ruin.

On the other point, is it really a bad thing for uninformed guards to be the first target? I'd rather the first target be someone who has the best chance of successfully defending himself rather than the first targets being unarmed kids.

12/29/2012 1:37 AM  
Blogger Chas said...

"What happened at Sandy Hook was not the failure to plan; it was the failure of the plan."

Markie Marxist sez: "No, the plan wasn't a failure! Our plan succeeded! People keep thinking that we Marxists don't know what we're doing, but we leftists set up these gun free school zones, and they've rewarded us politically with the body counts that we need to advance our gun ban agenda! Tell me that the American public isn't more receptive to gun control since Sandy Hook? I don’t think sooooo! We communistas are getting what we want! Total control of America! “
“We just need to keep guys like Wayne LaPierre from getting more "qualified armed security" into our schools. How are our Marxist/warrior/hero/criminal/mass murderers supposed to give us the body counts we need to advance our gun ban agenda, if someone just up and shoots them? Being dead has a very discouraging effect on them! It's just not common communist sense! You don't support the idea of shooting people, do you?"

12/29/2012 10:50 AM  

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