Obama to host 'town hall' meeting on gun control

Yesterday, CNN announced that it would be airing a live town hall meeting on gun control, hosted by President Obama.  The town hall will be one hour long, beginning at 7pm eastern time.  As described by CNN itself:

“President Barack Obama is mounting a final-year push to make gun control part of his legacy despite Republican opposition and is expected to announce unilateral action early this week.

He will join CNN's Anderson Cooper Thursday for an exclusive one-hour live town hall on gun control at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, in hopes of mounting a final pitch to the public.”

In other words, CNN will give President Obama a full hour of prime-time television to pitch his policy proposals, with no opportunity for his opponents to respond.  This “town hall meeting” will be a mainstream media perfect storm involving both Obama and gun control, the two things CNN loves most.

Barack Obama is the chosen candidate of the Democratic Party's “wine track,” the ideal candidate for higher-income white liberals.  Harvard-educated, pro-gay marriage, feminist, and militantly pro-choice, Obama is a black politician without the rough edges of Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton.

Similarly, gun control is the ideal issue for the wine track.  It doesn't involve raising taxes, and you can look down on “rednecks.”  Gun control is also European, which makes it more sophisticated.  The wine track doesn't love gun control as much as it loves Obama, but it still loves gun control.

As much complaining as goes on about Fox News, nobody believes that Fox is either apolitical or non-partisan.  CNN, on the other hand, positions itself as a news outfit and not opinion journalism.  There is nothing wrong with opinion journalism – after all, the American Thinker is opinion journalism – but there is something wrong with opinion journalism masquerading as news.  If CNN wants to be seen as a news network, then it should act like a news network and not the People's Daily.

Yesterday, CNN announced that it would be airing a live town hall meeting on gun control, hosted by President Obama.  The town hall will be one hour long, beginning at 7pm eastern time.  As described by CNN itself:

“President Barack Obama is mounting a final-year push to make gun control part of his legacy despite Republican opposition and is expected to announce unilateral action early this week.

He will join CNN's Anderson Cooper Thursday for an exclusive one-hour live town hall on gun control at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, in hopes of mounting a final pitch to the public.”

In other words, CNN will give President Obama a full hour of prime-time television to pitch his policy proposals, with no opportunity for his opponents to respond.  This “town hall meeting” will be a mainstream media perfect storm involving both Obama and gun control, the two things CNN loves most.

Barack Obama is the chosen candidate of the Democratic Party's “wine track,” the ideal candidate for higher-income white liberals.  Harvard-educated, pro-gay marriage, feminist, and militantly pro-choice, Obama is a black politician without the rough edges of Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton.

Similarly, gun control is the ideal issue for the wine track.  It doesn't involve raising taxes, and you can look down on “rednecks.”  Gun control is also European, which makes it more sophisticated.  The wine track doesn't love gun control as much as it loves Obama, but it still loves gun control.

As much complaining as goes on about Fox News, nobody believes that Fox is either apolitical or non-partisan.  CNN, on the other hand, positions itself as a news outfit and not opinion journalism.  There is nothing wrong with opinion journalism – after all, the American Thinker is opinion journalism – but there is something wrong with opinion journalism masquerading as news.  If CNN wants to be seen as a news network, then it should act like a news network and not the People's Daily.