Friday, October 25, 2013

'Armed Civilians' ------Weekend News

Ken Shepherd | October 24, 2013, 12:03 ET
To prevent more soft-target terror attacks like the deadly Al Shabaab strike on Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, policymakers around the world should consider liberalizing their gun laws to allow for armed civilians, the head of the the world's largest international police institution argued in an interview with earlier this week. Unfortunately a search of Nexis finds that ABC has ignored this news development on its on-air programming. Competitors NBC and CBS have likewise censored the story.
As ABC's Josh Margolin noted, INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald Noble argued not only that an armed citizenry was a more sensible option than attempting to secure every "soft target" -- like malls, parks, and cafes -- but that it's hard to imagine a successful Westgate-style attack in the United States, particularly in gun rights-friendly states like Texas:


CNN Anchor Admits Team Obama 'Can Be Quite Nasty' to Deal With

Matt Hadro | October 24, 2013, 15:01 ET
CNN's Carol Costello admitted on Wednesday that President Obama's staff "can be quite nasty" to deal with. Given Costello's propensity to be a bleeding-heart liberal, her admission is all the more striking.

"I felt it first hand when I was, you know, reporting on the presidential race," Costello noted. "I mean
President Obama's people can be quite nasty. They don't like you to say anything bad about their boss, and they're not afraid to use whatever means they have at hand to stop you from doing that, including threatening your job."

Randy Hall | October 24, 2013, 10:24 ET
Piers Morgan, the liberal host of an eponymous hour-long weeknight program on the Cable News Network, said during an interview posted on on Tuesday that the American news media have been “probably quite soft and could have gone harder” when covering President Barack Obama.

But while promoting his new book -- “Shooting Straight: Guns, Gays, God and George Clooney” -- the former British tabloid editor still claimed that “the financial crisis was inherited by the president” from his Republican predecessor, former White House occupant George W. Bush.

DOJ Tries to Stop Parents from Defending Louisiana School Voucher Program

Eric Holder / AP
Eric Holder / AP
The Justice Department is attempting to block parents from defending the Louisiana school voucher program in court, according to a brief filed Tuesday.

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