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06-08-2011, 10:49 AM
Great article from Chad D. Baus of the Bukeye Firearms Association.

Journalists for hire, ethics be damned: Anti-gun Joyce Foundation grant funds media "studies" pushing gun control (http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/node/7827)

...A series of articles written by Theodore Decker and published last week in The Columbus Dispatch ignores these principles, taking advocacy journalism to a level even the founders of the SPJ probably couldn't imagine when they adopted their first code of ethics in 1926.


That's right, in addition to his normal income from The Dispatch, Thomas Decker was paid up to $5000 by none other than the anti-gun rights Joyce Foundation...

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Have the Antis become so pathetic that they need to start PAYING journalists to peddle their snake oil?

You may recall that the The Joyce Foundation (http://www.joycefdn.org/content.cfm/home) gave a $400,000 grant (http://www.joycefdn.org/content.cfm/grant-list?GrantID=32765&GrantDetails=1) to Media Matters For America (http://mediamatters.org/) to "support a gun and public safety issue initiative". They paid a journalist named David Holthouse to "report" on the 2011 SHOT show. Interestingly, that guy turned out to have admitted to committing multiple felonies. (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=393559)

Weird. And desperate.

Sad Pandas. (http://www.google.com/search?q=paul+helmke&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8&rlz=)