NYT fauxservative Stephens rails against natural law … Some while ago, the New York Times trotted out a new “conservative” columnist, Bret Stephens. The problem is, the man is a coastal elite with no firm grasp of foundational conservative philosophy rooted in natural law. Case in point is today’s drivel, in which he argues for repealing the Second Amendment and for the dangerous premise that our rights come from the Constitution. Note to Stephens the “conservative”: Our rights come from God and were enshrined in the Bill of Rights to protect them from government.
Which other rights? … There have been a lot of gun-grabbers — like Stephens — sounding off in the media and celebrity circles over the past week. But they don’t understand the fundamental reason the Second Amendment exists and the way it protects the other rights enshrined in the Constitution. I went through how other rights are now at stake and asked folks like Stephens: What other rights are negotiable? Share this one around! These are points that the gun-grabbers must be confronted with.
Chris Matthews slurs gun rights advocates … When you don’t understand the Constitution and the source of rights as natural things you are born with, not granted by government, you get Chris Matthews. On Tuesday, Matthews compared those who believe in natural rights, including that of gun ownership, to the North Vietnamese. Our friends at NewsBusters have the story.
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Politico corrections … The reporting coming out of Puerto Rico has been horrendous and laden with inaccuracies, including this Politico article on the financial crisis in Puerto Rico that supposedly made the response to the hurricane more difficult. NewsBusters explains how the litany of corrections calls into question the entire article. Does anyone fact-check at Politico?
Nasty woman … The media’s favorite hero in their coverage of Puerto Rico, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, wore a T-shirt emblazoned with “NASTY” on it during an interview with Univision’s Jorge Ramos. Funny how in a crisis she can find time to get screen-printing done. While to normal folks, this showed her true colors, those on the left rejoiced. People Magazine, US Weekly, and other publications celebrated her dig at Trump.
Wasn’t just the Hill on SNAP waiver … Yesterday I told you about a Hill article that claimed that the Trump administration was withholding a waiver to SNAP – a.k.a. “food stamps” – which would allow Puerto Ricans on the program to use the benefit at fast-food restaurants while the supply chain recovers. Well, the New York Times published the same error regarding the status of the program. The paper corrected it later. This is what happens when the press is fed a news story and they run with it without checking the facts.
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Robert Eno is the director of research for Conservative Review. He is a conservative from deep blue Massachusetts but now lives in Greenville, SC. If you see something you’d like him to cover, tweet him @robeno.