HYPOCRISY: Time Warner Bans Gun Ads, Continues to Produce Movies Full of Gun Violence [VIDEO]
Establishment attempts to make firearms ownership taboo
Paul Joseph Watson
January 21, 2013
Despite the fact that its subsidiary Warner Bros. routinely distributes blockbuster movies that are replete with gratuitous gun violence, Time Warner Cable has issued a company-wide ban on television ads that show â€śguns pointed at people,â€ť another illustration of how firearms ownership is being made taboo to coincide with the Obama administrationâ€™s gun control agenda.
â€śWe no longer accept ads showing semiautomatic weapons and guns pointed at people,â€ťÂ Time Warner Cable said in a statement. â€śWe stand by this policy. If itâ€™s essential to a business owner to show this kind of imagery in their commercials, there are other advertising options in the marketplace.â€ť
However, this new found conscience on reducing violent gun imagery will not be embraced by movie productions funded by Time Warner itself and distributed by Warner Bros., such as the upcoming Sylvester Stallone filmÂ Bullet to the Head,Â the trailer for whichÂ features a plethora of gun violence, with the poster for the movie beingÂ riddled with illustrative bullet holes.
Nor was a concern for showing â€śguns pointed at peopleâ€ť much of a worry for Time Warner when Warner Bros. began distribution of the movieÂ Gangster SquadÂ in theaters last weekend. The film even features a scene showing machine guns being fired inside a cinema, an eerie reminder of James Holmesâ€™ Aurora massacre. The trailer shows a man being shot in the head at point blank range.
The fact thatÂ Time Warner contributed heavily to Barack ObamaÂ during his 2012 campaign suggests their decision to ban ads showing semi-automatic weapons is a political move designed to fuel the manufactured meme that gun ownership is taboo, and that Americans should be ashamed of possessing assault rifles.
Believing that Time Warner genuinely wants to reduce violent gun scenes on television when it makes hundreds of millions of dollars every year from movies that are based around gratuitous gun violence is beyond naive.
The worldâ€™s largest media conglomerate also owns CNN, which has pushed draconian gun control via prime time shows likeÂ Piers Morgan Tonight. Host Morganâ€™s views on gun control have beenÂ supported by CNN President Jeff Zucker.
As we previously reported, other major media companies such as the Discovery Channel acted aggressively to demonize guns in the aftermath of Sandy Hook, canceling two successful shows about firearms,Â American GunsÂ andÂ Sons of Guns, despite both enjoying good ratings.
Discovery also mothballed a planned show entitledÂ Ted Nugentâ€™s Gun Country, which the rock star said the channel had promised him would go into production in 2013.
In outlining its reasons for the decision to cancelÂ American Guns, Discovery stated that the program made â€śbuying/owning guns seem fun, glamorous, even normal.â€ť Given the fact that over 70 million Americans exercise their second amendment right to own firearms, this statement sounds completely absurd.
Firearms retailers like Walmart, Dickâ€™s Sporting Goods and Cheaper Than Dirt also contributed to the meme that gun ownership is something to be ashamed of by banning sales of semi-autos.
The hypocrisy of major actors calling for gun control in the aftermath of Sandy Hook while simultaneously making movies that glorify gun violence â€“ many of which are produced by Warner Bros. â€“ was also captured perfectly in the video below.