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Home Front: Culture Wars
No charges for Gregory over ammo mag
2013-01-12
Move it along, nuthin to see here...
Nice life if you can get it...
WASHINGTON -- NBC journalist David Gregory
...whose wife is good friends with the DC attorney general...
won't face charges for displaying a high-capacity ammunition magazine on his "Meet the Press" news show, District of Columbia prosecutors announced today.
And now it's time for...The Friday Afternoon News Dump.
It was a tempest in a chamber pot.
The city's Office of the Attorney General, which handles low-level crimes, said criminal charges wouldn't serve the public's best interests even though possession of the magazine -- capable of holding up to 30 rounds of ammunition -- was clearly against the law.
So...ummmmmmmmm...what?
In a letter to NBC's lawyer, D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan also said he recognized that the device was intended as a prop to provoke public discussion on gun control following the Connecticut school massacre."Influencing our judgment in this case, among other things, is our recognition that the intent of the temporary possession and short display of the magazine was to promote the First Amendment purpose of informing an ongoing public debate about firearms policy in the United States, especially while this subject was foremost in the minds of the public" after the shooting and President Barack Obama's address to the nation, the letter said.
Ah, "promoting the first amendment". How...noble of David.
NBC issued a statement Friday that said: "We displayed the empty magazine solely for journalistic purposes to help illuminate an important issue for our viewers. We accept the District of Columbia Attorney General's admonishment, respect his decision and will have no further comment on this matter."
...and drinks are on you, David.
So goes life for a member of the nomenklatura...
Posted by:tu3031

#8  TBTF
Posted by: KBK   2013-01-12 20:14  

#7  ...especially while this subject was foremost in the minds of the public.

For those that might be rusty with their diplospeak, that's what commonly referred to as an "Atta-Boy".
Posted by: DepotGuy   2013-01-12 10:28  

#6  In other news: Baden Powell reports Mafeking relieved as last horse was being served for dinner.
Posted by: Besoeker   2013-01-12 08:45  

#5  The New Class as described at Amazon.
Posted by: trailing wife   2013-01-12 06:31  

#4  When Obama was elected (the first time) I suggested ye'all should read Milovan Djilases "The New Class". Let me reiterate.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2013-01-12 04:31  

#3  The point isn't that he waved around the magazine - the point is that he did so in direct violation of the DC Police telling him NO.
They asked the police - and the police said NO.
They did it anyway with full knowledge that they were flipping the finger at the police.
Now the AG is telling the police - sorry but you don't have that authority -- for the members of the Leftist Elite.
Posted by: CrazyFool   2013-01-12 01:55  

#2  So goes life for a member of the nomenklatura...

My thought exactly. Welcome to the Obamination - a heady blend of Carter, Nixon and the fUSSR. "God help us, everyone", said Tiny Tim.
Posted by: SteveS   2013-01-12 01:28  

#1  If it weren't for the fact that I would end up in handcuffs and jail, I would love to walk up to a DC policeman holding an empty 30 round magazine, just to see what would happen. I bet even if I told him I am a [citizen] journalist, I would immediately be arrested, charged, and tried.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia   2013-01-12 01:24  

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