Opening Act: Freedom Group

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Dec. 19 2012 9:43 AM

Opening Act: Freedom Group

This is a perfectly sad and typical TV interview. The advantage of the TV hit should be the imprisonment of the guest, who can't run away when the questions get irritating, and who looks like a liar.

Alec MacGillis gets my favorite story of the day by parsing the Freedom Group's financial reports -- all the optimistic stuff the gun company investor published before it became toxic.

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C.J. Ciaramella reports on the red state Democrats who'd have to vote for gun control if a bill came up. I'll have more on this later, because the causality between "voting for a popular gun control bill" and "being defeated in a pro-gun state" is not clear.

Gabe Sherman takes on Fox News (on a pretty uncontroversial matter) and wins.

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

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