Today’s #FakeNews: Liberal Media Pushes Lie That Trump Made It Easier for Mentally Ill to Buy Guns (VIDEO)
And they wonder why no one trusts them?
The far left mainstream media pushed another lie on Thursday, the day after 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz murdered 17 students and adults in Parkland, Florida.
ABC, NBC and CBS all pushed the same lie that President Trump and the GOP made it easier for the mentally ill to buy guns.
Of course, the truth is just the opposite. Decades of failed liberal policy have made it difficult to force people with severe mental diseases to be treated or institutionalized. And society has to deal with the carnage.
Fresh off their disinformation campaign in the immediate aftermath of the Parkland, Florida school shooting in which they falsely claimed there had been 18 school shootings this year, the three major network news outlets (ABC, CBS, and NBC) moved on to another fake news topic they wanted to push on the American people: President Trump and the GOP made it easier for mentally ill people to buy guns.
The accusation that a bill designed to remove restrictions and allow the mentally ill to purchase guns was passed by the GOP and signed by President Trump had long been debunked. As the National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke wrote over a year ago, what got removed was “in layman’s terms: The rule would have allowed bureaucrats within one of our federal agencies to bar American citizens from exercising a constitutional right — and on the highly questionable grounds that to be incapable of managing one’s finances is, by definition, to be a ‘mental defective.’”
And the bill wasn’t even supported by the NRA. But it was supported by the liberal ACLU and the American Association of People with Disabilities. Yet that didn’t stop the networks from pushing lies and being appalled that the President wasn’t exploiting the situation to push gun control as their previous president did.
Gee, all of the mainstream channels pushed the same lie?
It’s almost as if they coordinate their stories with the DNC!