Monday, January 14, 2013

Seattle Times & Gun Porn

By Donald Sensing

Jim Miller has the story:

Like Drudge, the Times is appealing to emotions, rather reason.  One uses pictures of scary dictators, the other uses a picture of a scary rifle.  Intelligent readers will look elsewhere for rational arguments.
(Credit where due;  Jonathan Martin, who is now an opinion writer for the Times, has a sensible piece noting that an earlier gun buy-back in this area had no effect on gun violence.
Granted, he left me unsure whether he understands Venn diagrams, but even so it is good to see some effort to bring actual data into this argument.)
Wait, "like Drudge"? Wha . . ?

Anyway, here's the Times' front page of Jan. 9:


I am sure the design editors considered using a bikini model holding an AR-type rifle but decided that, you know, that would just be jumping the shark. 

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