Talk about being out of touch with your audience. The average person — residing outside of Orange County — is not devoting 1/10000th of the energy to HB2 that the drive-by media and their liberal masters are.
Turn to ANY driveby media website or broadcast. You will get hit with at least TWO stories about the “evil” done to men-in-drag by the North Carolina General Assembly. We get the corporate boycott of the day, and we quickly move from the sublime to the ridiculous:
So, legislative Republicans, Dan Forest, and Pat McCrory are causing gay people to kill themselves (or at least contemplate it)?
Let’s dig into this a little bit. The N&O’s Mr. Campbell neglected to mention that said suicide hotline is IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. Second, he had a little editorial license with his tweet. Here’s what the group’s web site says:
That’s IT. That is all the site says in regard to North Carolina in its online fundraising pitch. (What does the North Carolina law have to do with trannies in Ohio or California? Dunno. Ya got me.)
And the number of calls has doubled? Really? From TWO a week to FOUR? Are we counting wrong numbers — people who thought they called the DMV or the Home Shopping Network?
Suicide is no laughing matter. But we need to know a little more about (1) what this has to do with the cost of sweet tea in North Carolina, (2) how Mr. Campbell learned of this obscure California group, and (3) how it compares to the number of suicides when Obama and the Democrats passed Dodd-Frank and killed so many pensions and cost so many people their homes.
It is a shame that the drivebys now, more than ever, have become a subsidiary of the radical left. If they were really interested in fulfilling the people’s right to know, they would report on things like:
- The apparent illegality of the ConnectNC bond vote.
- The proposed interrogation of Moore County schools employees on their Christian beliefs.
- Speaker Tim Moore retaining a Wall Street law firm with his campaign funds.
- The appearance of pay-to-play in a recent judge appointment.
- The appalling graduation rates at North Carolina community colleges.
- Institutional (taxpayer) funds being used by colleges promoting passage of ConnectNC.
- What happened in this video.
That’s just a sampling of newsworthy stuff out there that is being ignored for the sake of parroting the Roy Cooper / NCDP talking points. There’s been very little honesty in reporting the bill’s contents and actual effects on the state’s residents. People who actually take time to read the legislation — available on the NC General Assembly’s web site — don’t see what the drivebys and the Democrats are fussing about.
A lot of people around the world would give their right arm for a free press. People are envious of the protections in The First Amendment. But the j-school nimrods who populate our nation’s downsized, nearly-deserted driveby newsrooms have taken that special gift and made a mockery of it.