Well, well, well. Fox News is now for gun control after it was against it.
As I posted recently, Rupert Murdoch tweeted on behalf of gun control in the wake of the horrific Newtown shooting massacre - even as Fox News dismissed that as a solution. Well, apparently, they are closer to being on the same page now. Peter Johnson, Jr. - who is reportedly the mouthpiece for Roger Ailes - said this morning on Fox & Friends:
People have the right under the Second Amendment to own firearms. The government has the right to register and regulate those firearms. At the same time, we need to be thinking about where should we be allocating law enforcement resources. How can we better register? How can entertainment stop with the culture of death in terms of videos. So there's a big, big discussion that we need to have...
...Let's look at AK-47s and AR-15s. The numbers show that it's a small portion of the deaths and violence in America. But it's a high portion, it's a high proportion of these mass violence episodes. Let's look at everything in a dispassionate, smart, objective way that protects Americans and protects the Constitution both.
Steve Doocy said, "It's a conversation that started on Friday." But more likely, it's a conversation that only started once Murdoch wanted one.
The whole point of the post is that everybody including lil peter has been on and on against any form of gun control. We wouldn’t have anything to say if he’d admit that he’s changed his mind, like that Republican Senator who didn’t have a convincing answer for his daughter- I have respect for the latter (better late than never), only disdain for flipfloppers who deny they are flipflopping.
This is going to be a very interesting holiday season. People will have more time to talk at family gatherings and many fox viewers have grandchildren the age of those who were slaughtered. I do know that any person who tries to tell me that AR-15s are needed for hunting or self-defense will see me lay down my napkin and slam the door as leave. No more tolerance of that sort of idiocy, I’m afraid.
The hosts that are afraid for their only justifcation are hitting 180s. I don’t think O’Reilly meant a word on his his segment, an after hearing Johnson, I think he’s even less sincere. He seemed stiff on his pro-control talking points.