January 29, 2013

Your lives aren't worth as much

In yet another edition of Your Lives Aren't Worth As Much the "media watchdog" arm of the Democratic Party known as Media Matters has a little bit of answering to do. Its head honcho, David Brock, is exhibiting brazen hypocrisy without compare as his bodyguard carried a concealed Glock handgun and committed various felonies as a result:

TheDC has learned that by that time, Brock had armed his assistant ó who had no permit to carry a concealed firearm ó with a Glock handgun.

According to an internal email exchange obtained by TheDC, the gun was purchased with cash in Maryland, likely to diminish the chances such a purchase would appear on the tax-exempt groupís books.

[Haydn] Price-Morris was regularly armed when accompanying Brock on trips around the country, according to a source, and his firearm possession in Washington, D.C. constituted multiple felonies.

As you'd expect, Media Matters has been very pro-gun control, "commissioning hundreds of pieces supportive of restrictions on firearms."

SEMI-RELATED: Today's Matt Lauer actually asks Al Gore if his sale of Current TV to Aljazeera is hypocritical because "you in the book blast other television news programs saying this: 'Virtually every news and political commentary program on television is sponsored in part by oil, coal and gas companies.'"

Aljazeera, of course, is funded by the government of Qatar -- which gets its income from ... selling oil.

Gore's response?

I certainly understand that criticism. I disagree with it, because I think al Jazeera has obviously long since established itself as a really distinguished and effective news-gathering organization. And by the way, its climate coverage has been far more extensive and of high quality than any of the networks here.

Notice Big Al didn't answer the question. Lauer presses him, and Gore ducks again:

LAUER: But if they get funding from a country that has, that basis its wealth on fossil fuels, and fossil fuels are the enemy you target in climate change, isn't there a bit of hypocrisy in that?

GORE: Well, I get the criticism, I just disagree with it because this network has established itself. Itís objective, itís won major awards in countries around the world, and its climate coverage, as I said a moment ago, has been outstanding and extensive.

Yeah, its climate coverage has been "outstanding and extensive," yet as Lauer pointed out, the friggin' network is funded largely by ... revenues from oil!!

Video here:

Posted by Hube at January 29, 2013 03:22 PM | TrackBack

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They're hypocrites, to be sure. I was surprised that Lauer actually asked Gore that.

Posted by: Carl at January 29, 2013 03:39 PM

So, it's not what you do, it's what you say.

Got it.

Posted by: John Galt at January 29, 2013 05:21 PM

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