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No matter how you want to spin this one, the conclusion is the same: Biden is inferring that the media has enough influence to persuade the people that an unconstitutional action is constitutional:

Biden: We’re counting on ‘legitimate media’ for successful gun control effort

Biden said that it was important for the media to dissuade the American public from the idea that the Obama administration was prepared to do something unconstitutional on guns.
“To be very blunt with you, we’re counting on all of you, the legitimate news media to cover these discussions because the truth is that times have changed,” Biden added, warning that people would continue to “misrepresent” the White House’s plans for gun control.


But there’s more. Not only is this a clear admission that the media is capable of shaping and directing public opinion – even to the point of convincing people to allow…

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