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November 7, 2017


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I agree with many of Nicholas Kristof's suggestions in the NYTimes article. However, I think he missed one important point. The United States has a culture of guns and violence, and I'm not just talking about NRA members. Many of the same people who denounce gun violence most vigorously are politically to the left. However, the left controls the media, and members of the media promote violence in their TV shows, movies, and video games. Talk about hypocrisy.

The left control the media? Hmmm... Let's forget Rupert Murdoch and his control over 21Century Fox, Fox News, the Wall Street Journal? And the conservative Sinclair Group which is the largest control over tv stations in the nation?

Ignoring that, can't we argue that consumers (not the corporate owners) dictate whether there is violence on tv or not? Isn't that the way competition is supposed to work?

A liberal would, in theory, be willing to allow government restrictions on violence and gratuitous sex on the airwaves--as we used to have in the past. But it is not hypocritical of someone to advocate for such a change but only if everyone has to play by the same rules. :)

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