(Big Journalism) — For weeks, the media pretended that poll after poll proving the American people were moving against stricter gun control simply didn’t exist. This included a Gallup poll that showed 96% of the American people did not consider gun control any kind of national priority. But media propaganda isn’t about reality; it is about the manufacturing of a reality. So the media-collective glommed on to flawed polls that showed upwards of 90% support for the tightening of background checks.
Clutching these 90% polls in a kind of death-grip, the media spent day after day pushing President Obama and DC lawmakers to “cede to the will of the people!” Then the bill failed; then the media recriminations began, led mainly by CNN’s Piers Morgan and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough.