Once again, the liberal/progressive media thinks it is above the law, and that laws should only apply to groups they disagree with or despise:
Howard Kurtz of The Daily Beast has some tough talk for the D.C. Police investigating NBC's David Gregory. In an interview with the NRA's
Wayne LaPierre on Sunday's Meet the Press, Gregory had produced an high capacity magazine on-air in violation of D.C. gun laws, thus attracting a
Kurtz lamely implied that although Gregory broke the law, he shouldn't be prosecuted for it. "But the D.C. Police Department apparently has nothing
better to do than examine whether he violated the city’s gun laws," Kurtz scoffed in his column at the Daily Download.
Gregory clearly broke the law. Should journalists be above the law? Kurtz thinks Gregory shouldn't be prosecuted:
As for Kurtz, he has no idea what he is saying, so long as it toes a "progressive" line.
Gregory's possession of the clip is a crime; there is no "mens rea" or intent required. It is strict liability -- if he possessed an outlawed clip,
he broke the law. Neither D.C. nor anyone else should give him or Kurtz a break for idiocy.
There are already many otherwise innocent citizens with criminal records and unlawful derentions for unintentionally violating D.C.'s gun law:
I am certain that these and others would gladly trade places (and records) with Kurtz and Gregory.
Here's Kurtz post:
The late word that NBC requested, and failed to receive, permission from the police certainly complicates the matter. But I don’t think Gregory
was planning to commit any crimes.
What all this demonstrates above all is that journalists are getting ensnared in the political war over gun control.