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Syrian Kidnapping Spun Into Anti-Gun Story

The lamestream media told you:

Gunmen on Saturday abducted the elderly father of Syria's deputy foreign minister (emphasis added) in the latest kidnapping targeting family members of figures in President Bashar Assad's regime, according to a story with no attribution or byline in The Arizona Republic, attributed in "news" media elsewhere nationwide to the AP There was no immediate claim of responsibility...

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Rebels on Saturday abducted the elderly father of Syria's deputy foreign minister... Islamists on Saturday abducted the elderly father of Syria's deputy foreign minister... Kidnappers on Saturday abducted the elderly father... Unknown thugs on Saturday... Someone on Saturday... gunmen is a biased term used by bigots in the media to smear gun ownership...

In lockstep compliance with Dr. Brown's rules for vilifying guns in the "news," AP reporters Bassem Mroue and Albert Aji on Sundayturned a story about a vicious muslim terror-tactic abduction into yet another gun-bashing story, by using the slanderous word "gunmen," as Brown recommends, instead of anything more accurate or descriptive.

Brown, whose revealing guidelines help make any story into a gun story, and any gun story a fear-filled screed, have been recently updated to include new buzzwords, anti-rights programs, mind-numbing legislative proposals and propaganda being promoted by liberals, now called progressives, leftists or blue staters.

One look at his guidelines is instantly enlightening. Much of what passes for news is described and recognizable as propaganda techniques that can be applied by any writer, as in the case cited above. Why call a kidnapper a kidnapper and lose an opportunity to smear firearms, when you can simply refer to any criminal as a gunman, and get the job done.

The new release of the guidelines is posted here:


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