It’s sad, but in my experience, journalists are generally not much better than transcribers for press releases. They just copy/paste whatever press release they get without bothering to exercise even a modicum of critical thinking.
Outgoing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns on Thursday will announce that it is joining with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a year-old grassroots campaign launched the day after the Dec. 14, 2012, shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
The combined group will align Bloomberg’s deep pockets with the strong social network and media savvy the mothers’ group brings. The billionaire founder of Bloomberg News said last week that he’ll “devote extensive resources of my own” to the effort.
Umm, guys? You’re already the same group. Moms Demand Action, a wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg, Inc, can’t “join” Illegal Mayors Against Guns, another wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg, Inc, any more than my big toe can “join” my foot.
Oh, and North Carolinians, Bloomberg has registered a 501(c4) non-profit here in NC, the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Action Fund. Expect to see some anti-gun campaign ads.
Can you imagine having so much money that you can fund all these organizations? Bloomberg can.