Liberals like NBC’s David Gregory think that laws don’t apply to them. On his Sunday show Gregory brandished a high capacity magazine to make a point about gun control or something. The problem is that possession of those magazines is illegal in Washington, DC where the show is taped. Not only did they violate the law, they may have even done so even after the police denied their request to use the magazine on the show.
It may be even worse for Gregory and NBC News. According to an e-mail received by The Patriots Perspective website, which originally broke the Gregory story, NBC News had inquired whether it was permitted to use the magazine and was told that it was not permitted. The authenticity of the email has not been verified.
Approximately two hours ago I emailed the same three senior communications executives at NBC News asking for them to confirm or deny this information, but none has responded.
I also asked MPD Officer Alali about it, and he said he could not comment on anything other than the fact that there was an active investigation. He would not comment on whether
“customerservice.mpd2.dc.gov”“firstname.lastname@example.org” was a legitimate address or anything regarding the email and whether NBC News was warned not to use the magazine.
If it turns out that the information in the email is verified, this would change the nature of the incident from an unknowing violation to a possible knowing violation. While intent is not a part of the crime, it certainly may affect prosecutorial discretion if there were a prior warning.
Regardless of whether there was a warning, if the magazine were just a prop, one would expect a prompt response from NBC News instead of stonewalling. (Read More)
I like The Other McCain’s take on it.
Meet the Press is recorded in D.C., where possession of a 30-round magazine is a crime. If David Gregory was telling the truth — if that was indeed an actual high-capacity magazine — then he and NBC News broke the law. Alternatively, if Gregory was lying and the “magazine” was just a phony prop, then NBC News deliberately deceived viewers.
Clearly, David Gregory must be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, and NBC should be declared a terrorist organization by the Department of Homeland Security, so that everyone associated with the network is subjected to hands-on searches by TSA agents at airports.
Sounds good to me!