The media certainly can kick into advocacy mode quickly when it feels like the topic warrants it. Every since the left decided there was a little too much ‚Äúhate speech‚ÄĚ in free speech, papers have been hosting op-eds and hot takes on the First Amendment and how maybe being so ‚Äúabsolutist‚ÄĚ about free speech really isn‚Äôt such a good idea after all.
What the hell? pic.twitter.com/7QQcuvZ8OR
‚ÄĒ Jason (@CounterMoonbat) August 22, 2017
Of course, the media has never had a problem questioning the Second Amendment or the founders‚Äô ‚Äútrue‚ÄĚ intentions, so it‚Äôs no surprise to see newspapers hauling out the same old arguments on the right to bear arms following the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Cameron Gray noticed a couple of takes Tuesday:
Are there any other amendments that the MSM think need a ‚Äúfix‚ÄĚ or a ‚Äúrewrite‚ÄĚ pic.twitter.com/yxAUCjEnt0
‚ÄĒ Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) October 3, 2017
The Washington Post‚Äôs argument really is an old one; it was published in 2014, but the Post decided to tweet a fresh link to it Tuesday.
Opinion: The five extra words that can fix the Second Amendment https://t.co/5N7rbEw9Bi
‚ÄĒ Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 3, 2017
The Los Angeles Times, on the other hand, decided to grant its readers some wish fulfillment and had them rewrite the amendment; hence, takes such as, ‚ÄúThe right of the people to own firearms shall be balanced and regulated to ensure the safety of fellow citizens,‚ÄĚ and, ‚ÄúAMENDMENT II. Repealed.‚ÄĚ
The 2nd Amendment is 145 characters. How would you rewrite it? https://t.co/OR4Pff8OwY
‚ÄĒ Los Angeles Times (@latimes) October 3, 2017
Five words for the MSM: Put a sock in it.
‚ÄĒ Matt Saben (@mas7095) October 4, 2017
It‚Äôs good just the way it is! Amazing liberals can find free healthcare & college in the Constitution, but not the RIGHT to bear arms ?
‚ÄĒ Mrs. Opinionated?? (@1MrsOpinionated) October 3, 2017
Yes, conservative speech is now hate speech to them. They would like an amendment to the 1A also.
‚ÄĒ EightySixed (@SixedEighty) October 4, 2017
They've been gunning for 1A lately. So to speak.
‚ÄĒ dicentra ŔÜ (@dicentra33) October 4, 2017
I'd say that the MSM would rather just replace the entire Constitution with the communist manifesto.
‚ÄĒ TakeTheMAGAPill (@FactSoup0001) October 3, 2017
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LA Times op-ed: Unrestricted free speech is giving marginalized groups PTSD and eating disorders https://t.co/b7WOFL3LAk
‚ÄĒ Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 21, 2017