April 13, 2009, - 1:08 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
While I was away for the first part of Passover, I not only missed the Oprah “Get Your Daughter a Vibrator STAT” episode, but I also missed the “If I Only Had a Gun” ABC News “20/20″ special.
As I predicted (and you didn’t have to be Einstein to figure this one out), it turned out to be an hour of propaganda. When Diane Sawyer claimed at the beginning that the special was not about the right to bear arms and not about the guns already out there, you knew that was a lie. It was exactly about that–a one-hour gun-control propaganda hour.
But even more troubling was the biggest lie told by Sawyer at the beginning of the show. She said, “this has been the most violent month in U.S. history.”
Really? Has April (or the last month through the date of the show’s airing on April 10th) really been the “most violent” month in American history? If violence is measured by murders, not really. Remember 9/11? Sawyer was referring to the shootings of cops in Pennsylvania and California and aliens and employees at an immigration center in New York. Those pale in comparison to the 3,000 Americans murdered on one day in September of 2001. More Americans have died in one day in some Civil War battles than died in these incidents.
It’s simply not correct to call this past month, “the most violent month in U.S. history.”
Not even close.
And that’s even if you include all of the other murders–and even the other violent attacks–in America in the last month.
But since ABC News is willing to lie about this in order to get a point across about how you shouldn’t have easy access to guns, then they’ll lie about anything for any reason.
You simply can’t believe ABC News. The “A” definitely doesn’t stand for “Accuracy.” And frankly, “American” is a real stretch for Diane and the gang, too.