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More Media Coverage of Gillibrand’s Rifles

I like this article by Fred Lebrun on Gillibrand’s supposed gaffe telling most of Long Island about how she defends her home:

Then again, this little flap has nothing to do with home protection and everything to do with perception politics, tarnishing the rash upstater. Gillibrand has been targeted by a number of individuals and institutions offended she got the job, and determined to take it away from her. Gillibrand has to bob and weave if she hopes to keep it, and not set herself up as a sitting duck.

For contrast, here’s Newsday’s latest jab at her.  I really think the opposition to her boils down to not wanting to have some upstate rube representing urbane and sophisticated downstaters.  That is certainly the image media outlets like Newsday are promoting.

5 Responses to “More Media Coverage of Gillibrand’s Rifles”

  1. John H. says:

    Don’t extrapolate gun-hatred to all of Long Island. It’s not a number-one gun spot by any means, but the hatred is pretty much concentrated in the far southeast (the Hamptons) and the west (Nassau County, Queens, NYC). Northern Suffolk county (the top fork on the island), where I live, is several margins better.

  2. Crotalus says:

    I wonder how much of this is inspired by Carolyn McCarthy, since she pretty much said, “I’ll get you, my pretty! And your little guns, too!!”

  3. DirtCrashr says:

    I’ve been to Long Island, from the way they talk I can’t believe anyone thinks they’re urbane or sophisticated.

  4. Tom says:

    Uh, the STATE, the thing she’s supposed to be representing by being a senator, isn’t just made up of assholes who don’t know how to drive and the other urban parasites they ferry around.

    Damn do we need to cut off handout programs and demand these folks get an education.

  5. Thanks for reminding me about this. I went to her website and made a donation and, when the “thankewveddymuch” e-mail came, I responded to it and said it was because of her support of 2nd Amendment issues.

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