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I'm your conscience, the small voice crying out in the wilderness

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by heyabbott, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    I'm your conscience, the small voice crying out in the wilderness, I, I'm your father confessor!

    The fictional words of the editor of the Shinbone Star, Dutton Peabody, truely encapsulates the spirit of American journalism.

    Thus, today's journalism needs to prode the American Political Areana with the following question:
    Isn't it time to re-evaluate the ability of the citizens to own and possess handguns?
    What say you Hillary Clinton, Barrack Obama, Ruddy Guilianni, Mit Romney?

    It's time that journalists start asking the truely impoirant questions following the Virigian Tech massacre, not the questions about how crazy is crazy and shouldn't Virginai Tech gone to Def-Con 5 sooner?
  2. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Freshen that up for ya?
  3. You have messed with the fundamental forces of nature, Mr. Abbott.


    ..and YOU WILL ATONE!
  4. You really think, even if owning and possessing a gun was made illegal, someone like Cho who was that determined to kill as many people as possible wouldn't have found a way to obtain one?
  5. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I don't know whether he would or not, but shouldn't something like this at least open the gun debate back up? Shouldn't journalists be asking Presidential hopefuls their stance on this topic?
  6. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Only if the press corps can handle the topic like adults, something not always in evidence on the guns thread on Anything Goes.
  7. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    My conscience is a cricket in a top hat. He wears spats and carries an umbrella. Your ideas intrigue him, and he would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Yeah, if the press corps don't ask the politicians at news conferences, no one probably would ever think to bring up gun control after this.

    Thank you, Fictional Conscience Guy.
  9. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Y'all doing a bang up job telling America how much money they raise, over and over and over and over again.
    Has anyone written a substantive story on a candidate's stand on gun control, health care, taxes, deficit spending or stem cell research?
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    No. Never.

    No candidate has ever been asked questions of that nature by a reporter in the history of journalism.
  11. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Probably, but it might have slowed him down a bit.
  12. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Have they done it yet this year with Clinton, Obama, Romney or Guilianni? Have as much air time and column inches been devoted to susbstance and process?
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