Recently, Bill Maher hosted (another) gun control debate panel on his show, “Real Time”, with guests including Micheal Moore, among a few others.
As usual, most of the guests towed the typical gun control line – except for one lady, S.E. Cupp from MSNBC. At first, she is on the defensive with Moore, but when Maher sincerely asks, “Why has gun crime gone down in the age of less gun control?”, Miss Cupp takes this ball, runs with it, and quickly executes Michael Moore’s logic with reality and statistics.
As Maher says, “we can’t go by anecdotal evidence.” Indeed. Gun crime, and mass shootings in particular are down. Unfortunately, Moore never got that memo. Perhaps this taste of pwnage will help it sink in?
Glenn Beck makes running Political Pwnage easy. When you are lacking for content merely put his name into youtube, filter the last week’s videos, and there’s sure to be some blathering that fits. And here we have Glenn Beck’s address given at the last NRA convention. Beck feels he like he was adding to the annals of “I have been to the mountain top” but really he just comes off as a fire and brimstone conspiracy theorist preaching demagoguery to the choir. He doesn’t just feel it, he claims he’s ‘picking up the torch of Martin Luther King’ as he attempts to weave quotes of the great man of ‘peaceful protest’ with disgusting themes of violence and conspiracy. Fear Mongering as if America is singly focused on a mission to “take ‘er guns” ending by declaring that the words of Jesus are actually the words of Glenn Beck and the will of God is to fight for gun rights. Why then, did FOX fire you Glen?
When The Daily Show takes aim, you bet bet they hit their target. In the midst of the Boston Bombing drama the senate struck down an amendment that would have prevented the bombers from purchasing their guns. It likely would not have stopped them from hurting people but there’s an undeniable head scratcher in there. Rather than lay it all out in this description I’ll post the three clips and let the pros do what they do best. Your Daily Pwnage.
PS: Be sure to stick around for the third video, gun control whoop de doo, as John Oliver is in particularly amazing form.
Check out this somewhat nervous, but well-spoken, 15 year-old girl as she completely pwns the legislators on proposed new gun legislation.
She calls out fallacies and misunderstanding regarding gun violence, but more importantly she has bigger kahonays than probably most adults sitting their watching her. It’s short, pretty sweet and well-deserving on the podium of Political Pwnage.
One oft used method of propaganda is the straw man. FOX news however takes it one step further but actually putting a man, stuffed with straw, in the debates. While discussing guns on campus their “liberal plant” Bob Beckel is there to “argue” the points of gun control. But really he’s there to pretend to argue it offering the ridiculously callous statement that “rapes don’t happen on campus.” The kind of media that would make Goebles proud. The Young Turks break it down the dance as the choreographed fake argument that it is showing that while there defenitly are rapes on college campuses, there are defenitly no real liberals on FOX News.