Sunday, August 19, 2012

Infowars Telling Truth, FOX (FAUX) Misleading on DHS Ammo Purchases

I have often made the case here (and here, and here) that FOX NEWS is no friend to pro-American limited-government conservatives.  Rather, they are both statist and globalist.  Their function in the drive to globalism is to pose as your friend so that the might assume the role of dictating who the "acceptable" candidates are for those on the right.

The top owner of FAUX is an Australian with significant business interests in Communist China.  The second biggest individual owner is a Muslim and Saudi Prince. Who are they to tell Americans who their acceptable choices for President are?  Yet to my amazement, many conservatives willingly choose to get their disinformation from FOX.

Alex Jones of puts out a lot of wild stuff- but on a gigantic recent story his reporting was far more accurate than FOX, by any fair standard of measure.   Tonight I searched both sites with the terms "DHS ammunition."    I was looking for what sort of coverage they have of the fact that various agencies under the DHS umbrella have ordered hundreds of millions of rounds of ammunition, mostly hollow-point ammunition.   DHS in total has ordered more than ten times the amount of ammunition used during the average year of the Iraq war.   They have ordered about five rounds for every American citizen.   This is not our military doing this, this is the Department of Homeland Security.  Most of the ammo is not even in one of the standard military calibers.

This is one of the many stories that Alex Jones and Infowars had on this shocking development.  It even has a link to a PDF. which shows the types and quantities (or at least did, I understand the numbers were later "redacted") of ammo they wanted  bids on.   Here is the FOX news story, which was the ONLY hit I got on the first page of their results that was related to this issue.)    I urge you to read both of these stories and compare the coverage.

It's clear that FOX is the one in total damage control mode for the government.  "Obscure federal agencies triggered a firestorm of conspiracy theories this week after they put out orders for thousands of rounds of deadly hollow-point bullets." the lone article reads.   "The bullet purchases drew widespread attention as the website published several stories on them that were linked off the widely read Drudge Report and other sites." it continues shortly thereafter.      Nowhere in the article does FOX give any hint that the total ammunition purchases from these "obscure agencies" equal an amount sufficient to shoot every single American citizen several times.    It leaves the impression that the issue is a matter of thousands, or perhaps tens of thousands of rounds from a few obscure agencies rather than hundreds of millions of rounds.

FOX also reports at face value the government's claim that the hollow point rounds were required for "training."    Hollow point rounds are more expensive because they are designed to open a larger wound channel.    Training is typically done with wadcutter or round nose ammunition which is easier and cheaper to make.    While police use hollow points, military units are not allowed to use such ammunition under the Geneva convention because they would tend to kill when a regular bullet would only wound.  Yet for some reason, our government thinks they need to stock up on an estimated total of 750 million rounds, most of which is in the hollow point category.   The government's story does not add up.  Ask anyone who goes to the pistol range.

I am shocked at the lengths FOX has gone to in order to discredit and underplay the seriousness of this story.  What does the ruling class know that we don't?   


Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Be shocked at how pro-government FOX news is by comparing coverage on the ammo purchases...

5:19 PM, August 20, 2012  
Anonymous Rick said...

Side note, why does the Social Security Administration need 174,000 rounds of hollow point ammo? Are they preparing for a big event in the near future? Financial collapse?

4:52 AM, August 22, 2012  

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