By Bob Owens
Timmy Johnson of Media Matters is desperate to get some traction for Barack Obama’s dead-on-arrival “smart gun” push, and is more than willing to lie to support the effort.
During the May 3 broadcast of Fox Business’ Varney & Co., host Stuart Varney and Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich offered a litany of falsehoods to attack the Obama administration’s announcement:
- Varney opened the segment by claiming Obama “might use executive orders to push for smart guns.”In fact, Obama’s announcement was an update on his administration’s January announcement of executive actions, not orders. Conservative media frequently mislabel executive actions — where, in this case, federal agencies are operating within their respective purviews to help expedite the development of technology – by terming them executive orders in an attempt to make claims about supposed Obama administration overreach.
- Calling smart guns “actually very dumb,” Pavlich claimed that “there are a lot of federal law enforcement agencies, and local police departments, and sheriff’s departments that are pushing back.”First, several federal executive departments that administer law enforcement agencies – DOJ, DOD, and DHS — are involved in carrying out the administration’s plan, not opposing it.There has been only one high-profile law enforcement group that has been …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms