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Denver Post Circles the Drain: The Second Amendment Should Be Repealed

April 12, 2018

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America's mainstream media newspapers face tough times in today's world.  With plummeting circulation and declining advertising revenue, the dead trees shed employees like my German Shepherd sheds hair.  At the same time, many of these newspaper folks bitterly cling to their anti-gun, anti-Americana beliefs.

The Denver Post represents a case in point.  On April 6th, the Post published the photo above showing the devastating the lay-offs and attrition to staff over the past five years.  With the photo, the editorial staff presented the case for saving the ailing dead-tree:

As vultures circle, The Denver Post must be saved

We call for action. Consider this editorial and this Sunday’s Perspective offerings a plea to Alden — owner of Digital First Media, one of the largest newspaper chains in the country — to rethink its business strategy across all its newspaper holdings. Consider this also a signal to our community and civic leaders that they ought to demand better. Denver deserves a newspaper owner who supports its newsroom. If Alden isn’t willing to do good journalism here, it should sell The Post to owners who will.

A flagship local newspaper like The Post plays a critically important role in its city and state: It provides a public record of the good and the bad, serves as a watchdog against public and private corruption, offers a free marketplace of ideas and stands as a lighthouse reflective and protective of — and accountable to — a community’s values and goals. A news organization like ours ought to be seen, especially by our owner, as a necessary public institution vital to the very maintenance of our grand democratic experiment.

The Post serves as a watchdog?  That's laughable.  For too long, The Post and its legacy media brethren have not served as a watchdog, but as a lapdog for one political party.  As David Burge famously tweeted:  "Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow, until they stop moving."

And if you haven't noticed, the mainstream media, like the Democrat political operatives with bylines who work for it, does not recognize your right to keep and bear arms.

In fact, more than a few in the Democrat party support repeal of the Second Amendment, confiscation of your guns and a willingness to kill you to pry them from your cold, dead hands.

These people insult our values and mock our beliefs then cannot figure out why we abandon their product.

And sure enough, the Denver Post's staff cannot help themselves.  The very next day after they pleaded for someone to save them, those same editorial people published this piece:

Yes, the Second Amendment should be repealed

Noah Feldman raises some good questions as to why repealing the Second Amendment, or any other amendment, would be a bad idea for our Constitution. However, I disagree with his conclusion, because the Second Amendment has no application today, and I stand with those who want it repealed.

Imagine that.

In their original piece from April 6th "The Denver Post must be saved", the newspaper's intelligentsia closed with:

It’s time for those Coloradans who care most about their civic future to get involved and see to it that Denver gets the newsroom it deserves.

It seems pretty clear that Coloradans do care about their civic future.  In the marketplace of ideas and newsrooms, the people have spoken.  Tired of reading the Left's political operatives with bylines in The Denver Post, residents of Denver have abandoned the once-noble newspaper.   Instead of spending their hard-earned money on a dead tree political rag, those folks spend their time and energy clinging to their religion and their guns.

Those radicals remaining at the Mile High City's local paper just don't understand.

One Response to Denver Post Circles the Drain: The Second Amendment Should Be Repealed

  1. M. on April 16, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    ammo/gun control = ahole