An idea for American media on the heels of the latest school shooting
Amid all the outrage over the latest mass school shooting in the U.S. I expect that you, like me and so many others, know that the politicians aren't going to do anything about it, such is the hold the NRA has on them.
So given this, here's something the American media could do. Do exactly what CBC The National did on last evening's newscast. Just after playing a clip of Marco Rubio saying something about how stricter gun laws won't work, the host noted that Rubio has received $3 million in NRA donations. What if American networks followed suit? What if every time an American politician speaks out against reforming gun laws in a TV clip, that the comment is immediately followed by the reporter or host noting how much the NRA donated to their election campaign.
It would not only be a public service in the way of public disclosure, but it just might be embarrassing enough, or prompt enough public outrage, that some of them might actually conclude it isn't worth it. And who knows, they might even start acting morally rather than simply in the interests of the lobby group that bought them.
It's a thought.