In 2008, when Obama's then-Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said: "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste," he was setting in motion a liberal strategy. Just 24 hours after the horrific shooting tragedy in Connecticut, The Huffington Post is putting that strategy into play - hyping gun control in 23 separate headlines on its front page. Rana Florida, CEO of the Creative Class Group, summed up the arguments nicely in a piece headlined: "Shame on Us, America: Take a Stand and #BanGuns Now."
"Gun control" was everywhere on Huffington Post. "Americans Plead For Gun Control Action Outside White House" went one headline. "Gun Control Reform Is Long Overdue" argued another. "Why Dems Should Pursue Gun Control" claimed a third.
The liberal propaganda site brought out every anti-gun voice they could think of - Aurora victims, former Rep. Gabby Giffords and more. Senior entertainment writer Mike Ryan even urged "SNL Should Address Gun Control This Saturday Night," unsurprisingly since "Saturday Night Live" provides a regular voice for the American left.
The rest of the front page was either filled with other stories about the awful shooting or pushing standard liberal talking points that bash conservatives, promote far-left ideas or provide link bait like "10 Hot Sex Tips" and "Why Women Orgasm."
One front-page headline combo went like this: "Jindal 'Hogwash'.. Rick Scott Rejection.. Reagan Myth Busted.. Unusual Bachmann.. 'Frightening' GOP." Four in one. Impressive. Other headlines told how "Republicans Use New Stalling Tactic In Senate" and "Single Women Avoiding GOP." And HuffPo is never without pro-LGBT headlines: "Sexual Orientation Change Therapy and the First Amendment."
The Huffington Post belongs to the White House press corps but has become the centerpiece for liberal propaganda in the U.S. and now several other countries. It is the brainchild of conservative-turned-liberal Arianna Huffington and The Wall Street Journal cited HuffPo's web traffic at 39 million unique visitors each month in July.
Dan Gainor is the Boone Pickens Fellow and the Media Research Center's Vice President for Business and Culture. He writes frequently about media for Fox News Opinion. He can also be contacted on Facebook and Twitter as dangainor.