One of the major advantages the pro-gun movement has is the fact bloggers are willing to get the message out for free. I’m starting to think we’re just suckers because
both all of the anti-gun bloggers get paid by the Joyce Foundation as pointed out by Days of our Trailers:
In June, I noted that the Joyce Foundation pumped $425 large to the ‘New Venture Fund‘ to support messaging research on gun violence and gun policy and support the development and launch of a new online organization.
Media Matters (a $400K recipient itself) has now launched a new website.
Guess what? Now the shills have a new disclaimer on their websites:
This post is written as part of the Media Matters Gun Facts fellowship. The purpose of the fellowship is to further Media Matters’ mission to comprehensively monitor, analyze, and correct conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. Some of the worst misinformation occurs around the issue of guns, gun violence, and extremism; the fellowship program is designed to fight this misinformation with facts.
Aw look at that, now they can create a giant circle jerk amongst themselves. I’d call it the Fellowship of Fail but I’m not a nice person.
On a side note it appears as though I’ve found my direct opposition, behold and anti-gun Minnesota blogger. Yes I’m actually linking to the site because it amuses me to find such ignorance openly on display in my neck of the woods. It’s written by a Brady Bunch board member, Joan Peterson whose average post length surpasses my own. Unfortunately for her I post far more frequently and have far higher quality posts so in the end she loses the non-existent blog competition. I look forward to using a blog run by a fellow Minnesotan for post fodder.
3 thoughts on “The Fellowship of Fail”
“Both” is pretty close to the truth. There are a lot of gun blogs that talk about the anti’s sites. They all talk about the same few. I don’t think that there could be 12 total, could there?
In contrast the Gun Blog Black List is about 350. And still growing.
I’m surprised they’re not worried about the strong religious, “Christianist” and Church-y overtones they present with their whole “Fellowship” notion.
But the fact that they are starting to sound like a cult is probably not too surprising, since the strength of their ideas is entirely emotional and faith-based, and has to be constantly (re-)created by inventing “facts,” instead of actually being scientific and collecting them.
@DirrtCrashr – I never look at it as being cult-like or religious but fictitious. Their calling it a Fellowship made me think of the fiction book The Fellowship of the Ring. As their entire movement is based around fiction I believe this connection to be an accurate portrayal of their organization.
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