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PostPosted: 27 Apr 2010, 13:28 
ALERT! News outlet to smear gun owners, militia groups
April 26, 11:27 PMConservative ExaminerAnthony G. Martin
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A special report on militia groups and gun owners who support Second Amendment rights and the Constitutional concept of citizen militias is scheduled to be aired on a major news outlet this Thursday evening. The report has all the markings of a smear job due to the fact that its main source of information is the leftwing front group, the Southern Poverty Law Center.

(AP Photo/Madalyn Ruggiero). Police raid of a militia group.

In a series of ads announcing the upcoming report, News Channel 7, WSPA-TV, which serves one of the top 30 television markets in America, states that 'militia groups are growing and they are even right here in the upstate.'

At that point the ad cuts to Mark Potok, the discredited lawyer and spokesman for the Southern Poverty Law Center's 'intelligence report.'

Potok proceeds to state that 'militias are the source for much of the criminal activity in America today.'

A simple fact-check will show that Potok's statement is false. Most of the criminal activity in America today can be traced to drug trafficking, domestic violence among families, arson, and theft, particularly the growing scourge of identity theft.

With regard to violence, the militias are not even among the top sources. The average American citizen is infinitely more likely to be victimized or impacted by rape, gang violence, or road rage than the activities of a militia, most of which consist of average citizens who may be your neighbors and friends and who believe they exist to help rather than hinder the adherence to the rule of law as embodied in the U.S. Constitution.

The fact that a major television outlet in the South would actually use a discredited shill for Leftwing causes as some sort of 'expert' on conservative groups is only more evidence that the mainstream media in this country is nothing more than a mouthpiece for liberals who wish to destroy the very foundation of Constitutional law in this nation.

It is to be noted that this same news outlet, WSPA-TV, engaged in some of the most nauseating Obama-worship during the President's visit to Asheville, North Carolina this past weekend. The outlet was careful to interview only those citizens who are clearly Obama supporters, ignoring the vast majority of southerners who view the President with deep suspicion if not outright disdain.

The report, to be aired on Thursday evening's news broadcasts, which begin at 5 PM and run until 6:30 PM, merits a close examination, given that the 'expert' used to smear gun owners, militia members, and other conservatives is a major part of the segment. It will be most interesting to see if the report has some balance.

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