Archive for the 'Media' Category

What was the difference? They had ‘guns’

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

(A version of this column appeared in the April 10 edition of “Firearms News,” formerly “Shotgun News.”)

Adelson henchmen cleaning house

Friday, April 29th, 2016

My friend John L Smith — 30-year star columnist of the (still) daily Las Vegas Review-Journal — resigned Tuesday after the paper’s new casino mouthpiece management banned him from writing columns about the newspaper’s owner, billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson, The Guardian reported this week at http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/apr/26/columnist-resigns-sheldon-adelson-las-vegas-review-journal.

We’ll tell you who you can vote for (the ones who have already sold you out, of course)

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Arnold Knightly, editor of the Pahrump Valley Times (which is owned by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a newspaper that’s gotten rid of all its own libertarian columnists and editorial writers) recently ran an Op-ed by our friend Thomas Knapp, via the good offices of the William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism, challenging the […]

Oh, no! The dreaded ‘Gun Show Loophole’!

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

(A version of this column appears in the Feb. 10 edition of “Firearms News,” formerly “Shotgun News.”)

Another hour with Ernie

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Vin spent another 90 minutes on the air with Ernest Hancock in Phoenix, Arizona, Wednesday (Jan. 20.) The subject of The Miskatonic Manuscript came up, along with the Drug War (of course); the unfounded claim that the federal government “owns” 53 percent of the state of Oregon; the mandatory government youth propaganda camps (“public schools”) […]

Miskatonic Manuscript, Q&A part 4

Monday, January 4th, 2016

(This is the fourth part of a week-long Q&A with Vin about his new novel, “The Miskatonic Manuscript,” continuing the adventures of rare books sleuths Matthew Hunter and Chantal Stevens, this time carrying them far beyond peaceful Providence, Rhode Island. The Q&A series begins here.)

The First Thing You Won’t Be Investigating . . .

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

I see where the (still) daily Las Vegas Review-Journal sold late last week for more than $140 million — seven times its earnings for the most recent 12 months and thus somewhat above the morning paper’s market value, as figured by some who focus on its declining display advertising pages (hardly a unique predicament, in […]

Tune in tomorrow …

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

(Followup note: Ernie’s hour-long interview with Vin is on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/148642352 . )

What is a ‘gun found at crime scene’?

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

(A version of this column appears in the Dec. 10 edition of “Shotgun News.”) In October, jurors ordered a Wisconsin gun store to pay nearly $6 million in damages in a lawsuit filed by two Milwaukee police officers who were shot and seriously wounded by a gun purchased at the store, The Associated Press reports.

Getting their kicks (52 miles off) Route 66

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

ABE Books — now owned by Amazon, last we checked — occasionally posts features intended to encourage customers to frequent and buy from the nation’s remaining “used and antiquarian” bookstores.