Howard Kurtz: David Gregory’s only crime was loving gun control too much

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“Real journalist” Howard Kurtz is sick and tired of the backlash members of the media are facing as a result of their gun control zealotry. In addition to lamenting the mistreatment of poor Piers Morgan, Kurtz is furiously defending his fellow journo-tool David Gregory in the wake of Gregory's televised flouting of DC gun laws.

Members of the general public seeking legal gun ownership? Tough luck. Law says it sucks to be you. Media lapdogs openly flouting the law? Well, that's a completely different story. It's only to make a statement, after all. And, according to Kurtz, holding those lapdogs accountable for their crimes is just “absurd.”

Police probing David Gregory for waving ammo clip on air? Petition to deport Piers? How gun debate has turned absurd bit.ly/10imUEm

— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) December 26, 2012

Was the moderator of Meet the Press caught on tape, armed and dangerous, liberating a few Slurpees from a 7-Eleven? No, he waved a high-capacity ammunition clip on the air while interviewing Wayne LaPierre, asking it shouldn’t be banned.

Was it a stunt? Yep, and an eye-catching one. Was Gregory being aggressive with the NRA chief, or seeming to push gun control in a confrontational interview? All that is up for debate.

But a police probe over what I assume was an empty ammo clip is a total waste of time. What it demonstrates above all is that journalists are getting ensnared in the political war over gun control.

Ensnared, eh? And who, pray tell, ensnared them? Oh, that's right!

@howardkurtz says “journalists are getting ensnared in the political war over gun control.” Being an active partisan is “ensnared”? #tcot

— Jim Richardson (@TheUglyDougling) December 26, 2012

OK, well, ensnarement aside, what does Kurtz's excusing of Gregory say about lapdogs' attitudes when it comes to the public good?

What's most odious about @howardkurtz column is that he's arguing that certain people (e.g., elite journalists) should be above the law.

— AmishDude (@TheAmishDude) December 26, 2012

Hey, @howardkurtz! Please compile spreadsheet w/ which laws are 2 B obeyed and by whom. Us dummies want 2 know @aoshq @jtlol @jamesokeefeiii

— HungarianFalcon (@HungarianFalcon) December 26, 2012

.@howardkurtz scoffs at police probe of @davidgregory. goo.gl/ma3RN Gun laws are for the little people.

— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) December 26, 2012

@howardkurtz : elitist who believes he and his journalists r above the law. It is acceptable for Gregory to carry a high-cap mag but not u!

— Woodshedder (@Woodshedder) December 26, 2012

@howardkurtz thinks it's just preposterous @davidgregory is under investigation for breaking a gun control law the rest of us must obey.

— novaculus (@novaculus) December 26, 2012

@howardkurtz Howard, you really are an imbecile. One (or none) law for you guys, one law for us idiots out in the midwest. You jackass.

— Rev. Dr. E Buzz (@RevDrEBuzz) December 26, 2012

@howardkurtz We forgot the law doesn't apply to journalists, only us ordinary schmucks.

— Sunny (@sunnyright) December 26, 2012

And what does it say about DC's gun laws?

I grant that the @piersmorgan deportation petition is absurd; I consider it more humor than anything. But I am (cont) @howardkurtz

— Aaron Worthing (@AaronWorthing) December 26, 2012

(cont) curious why DC should ignore blatant violations of its gun laws on tv. Are you saying DC's law is absurd? @howardkurtz

— Aaron Worthing (@AaronWorthing) December 26, 2012

Fancy that! Gun control laws don't stop people with no regard for the law from stomping all over it.

@howardkurtz There is no “journalism exception” under DC law. Why should David Gregory get a pass? If you don't like it, change the law.

— Judge Elihu Smails (@JudgeElihu) December 26, 2012

Or accept the consequences.

@howardkurtz David Gregory is not above the law. If he had a magazine he broke the law, end of story. He should be arrested and prosecuted

— JP (@Pepegrande) December 26, 2012

After all, this is what Gregory et al. wanted, right?

@howardkurtz: Can you please explain how enforcement of existing gun laws that you and your like-minded journos have clamored for is absurd?

— Ben Hale (@EYA10) December 26, 2012

We can picture the wheels in Kurtz's head spinning feverishly.

@howardkurtz Do you believe that all prosecutions for high cap mag possession are “total waste[s] of time”? Or just prosecutions of journos?

— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) December 26, 2012

Clearly, according to Kurtz, holding journalists to the same standards by which the rest of us rubes have to abide is a waste of time.

Btw did you condemn the conviction of @jamesokeefeiii for his acts of journalism? Or do only libs journos get to break the law? @howardkurtz

— Aaron Worthing (@AaronWorthing) December 26, 2012

Wait — allow us to rephrase: holding liberal journalists to those standards is a waste of time.

@aaronworthing @jamesokeefeiii @howardkurtzIt's different when they do it.

— Michael Suba (@MichaelSuba) December 26, 2012

Funny how that works, isn't it?

You can't be prosecuted for breaking a law you support. #TheDavidGregoryLoophole

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) December 26, 2012

According to DC gun laws, Gregory IS an actual criminal. MT @howardkurtz [reGregory] shouldn't DC police be catching actual criminals?

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) December 26, 2012

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