I haven’t forgotten the collaborative post I put up after the election regarding the need for conservatives to create an alternate media challenging liberal paradigms. I was therefore delighted to see that the Kochs are thinking of buying up old Leftist media outlets and reconfiguring them as honest news outlets — meaning outlets that either honestly report the news or honestly identify their own biases.
The Kochs are at one end of the economic spectrum when it comes to revitalizing conservative participation in the media. At the other end comes a very good idea that is currently being crowd sourced (meaning that, if you donate money, the people with the idea can bring it to fruition). Check out the proposal for a new gun show called Shoot to Thrill. And if you like it, send a few bucks their way. Game changers don’t have to be big moments. They can be low-level trends that lead towards tipping points. Demystifying the Hollywood treatment of guns — evil except when they’re in an action hero’s hands — will go a long way to changing the gun debate.