…who’s mission is to:
The Center for Public Integrity is a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing original, responsible investigative journalism on issues of public concern. The Center is non-partisan and non-advocacy. We are committed to transparent and comprehensive reporting both in the United States and around the world. [emphasis added]
…published a piece on how Century Arms is evil because it follows the letter of the law and legally sells firearms that don’t meet the (blatantly unconstitutional, in light of the Heller and McDonald decisions) “sporting purpose” test. How those firearms, originally imported from Romania, but fitted with enough American made parts to qualify as American firearms are then sold to Federal Firearms Licensees across the country. How a small number of those firearms occasionally get purchased by straw purchasers and end up in Mexico being used by the cartels; and the travesty of how one dealer who lawfully sold those firearms to a non-prohibited person…who happened to be a straw purchaser…was shamefully acquitted of any crime because he…well…didn’t commit any crimes.
I read through the article, which was clearly partisan and advocating action, and was all prepared to write a detailed rebuttal when, at the very end of the piece, I discovered the only piece of information needed to convincingly and unquestionably identify the piece as propaganda:
This story was funded in part by a grant from the Joyce Foundation.
I wish they’d have put that at the top of the article rather than the bottom. I wouldn’t have wasted my time reading the whole thing.
To the credit of the organization and in keeping with one of their stated goals of “transparency”, they did identify the source of their funding. So you’ve gotta give them credit for that, even if they didn’t earn the “non-partisan and non-advocacy” label.