Thursday, August 8, 2013

MSNBC Fails on Cruz Control -- A Heller of a Mistake (sic)

When the Senate Judiciary Committee considered gun rights, there was a heated exchange between senior Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and freshman Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).  The initial exchange on the assault weapons ban, which Senator Cruz seemed to imply that Congress can not pick and choose bans which seemed oblivious to the landmark Heller case (1988), where the majority opinion allowed for the banning of some weapons.  This Senatorial colloquy agitated MSNBC Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough to wonder if Senator Cruz ever read the Heller decision.

Had Scarborough done his homework and watched the rest of the proceeding, the former GOP Congressman turned into MSNBC morning anchor might not have proffered that prejudicial political philippic.

Senator Cruz noted the Majority holding in Heller and highlighted how the Supreme Court had specifically rejected prohibitions on classes of weapons in common use.

MSNBC prides itself on the "Lean Forward" slogan. Alas, this is another example of "Mess-DNC" Leaning Forward into ridicule.  No wonder MSNBC is in the bottom of expanded cable news networks and in some cases is running behind Headline News Network.  Soon it might be running behind Al Jazeera America.

N.B.- For the Heller case, Ted Cruz only offered an amicus brief to the Supreme Court. But he was not "utterly ignorant" about the Heller case and his account of the Heller holding was accurate.

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