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    This has been going on since the founding. Literally. Look up what Jefferson wrote about Washington, Hamilton and Adams through his front paper the National Gazette. He was the Rupert Murdoch of his day. And look up what Hamilton and Adams wrote about Jefferson in response. It wasn't much better. People were putting out vicious lies back then to a ready and willing audience already inclined to believe them, and it's been the case ever since.

    This is not a recent phenomenon by any means. So I'm going to blame the media on this any more than it can usually be blamed (and it can and should be blamed--where was it when LBJ took us into a stupid war in SE Asia in the 60's?). I will, though, blame the makers of guns and gun-related gear and the NRA for willfully promoting the sales of such things and other survivalist gear through the spreading of such fear-based CT's. And I'll blame politicians for letting them not only promote these CT's (which I suppose is their right), but sell this stuff (much of which should not be their right).

    So sorry, it's not the media's fault. It's the fault of gun and gun and survivalist gear-makers and their NRA and the like allies, and of Repubs and Dems alike.

    I.e. the fault of big and out of control greedy corporations and their political lackeys in the age of massive and irresponsible deregulation.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 08:15:52 AM PST

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