In the aftermath of the Newtown, CT, elementary school massacre journalists have been anything but impartial in reporting on gun control. It's more like they're advocating stricter measures, writes Peter Wehner in Commentary.
"The elite media are more open in their advocacy than at any time I can recall," writes Wehner, a former policy advisor in the George W. Bush administration and on Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign. Wehner specifically takes to task CNN's Soledad O'Brien and Don Lemon for preaching gun control.
And their policy prescriptions won't even work, he writes. "What seems to be the animating passion of gun control advocates isn't a solution to violence and mass killings; it's moral posturing. They want to take advantage of massacres like the one we saw in Newtown to push an agenda that makes them feel morally superior."
It's this type of liberal-leaning coverage that has led to the rise of conservative news outlets. "The 'New Media,' which has injected new voices and different points of view into the public debate, seems to have convinced many journalists that something more is necessary," Wehner writes.