Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at The Hill on the issues of false media claims on race, Trump’s U.S. Department of Justice investigating civil rights violation charges in the Charlottesville case, and the question of what orders were given to the police in Charlottesville. The op-ed starts this way:
The media just can’t stop lying about President Trump’s views on racism and hatred.
From Society and the State’s description of our interview:
As widespread and instantaneous as our mass media has become, it’s curious that stories involving firearms are so rarely reported accurately. Does private firearms ownership translate into a societal bloodbath or are there authentic benefits to society? Dr. John Lott’s research has offered a clear and unflinching record of the good and the bad.
Dr. John Lott has a new piece at the Daily Caller on Media bias in the reporting of the vehicle attack in Spain. We have done work on vehicle attacks around the world.
The news media wants to tie everything it can to the Charlottesville attack. Wolf Blitzer was worried just a couple of hours after yesterday’s van attack in Barcelona, Spain, which left at least 13 dead and over 100 injured.
Dr. John Lott wrote a letter to the Arizona Capitol Times responding to a news article on August 11th titled “Controversial researcher hired to update prison population study.” Dr. Lott’s response is available here (published online August 17, 2017):
A recent piece criticized my being hired to update a report on the Arizona prison system (Ben Giles, “Controversial researcher hired to update prison population study,” August 11).
Dr. John Lott was on the Steve Gruber Show to discuss how a column in the Sunday New York Times about how wonderful life was for women in the former Soviet Union.
(Tuesday, August 15, 2017, from 6:45 to 6:53 AM)
Terrorist attacks where vehicles are used as a weapon to kill at least 4 people are still relatively rare, though they are becoming more frequent. One thing that stands out is that 82% of these mass public attacks were committed by Radical Muslims. We have previously done research comparing the rates of mass public shootings and bombings around the world and specifically between the US and Europe.…
Dr. John Lott talked to Michael Dukes on KFAR in Anchorage, Alaska about the new CPRC report on concealed handgun permits. Focusing on how gun ownership is different in the US media Capitols than in the rest of the country.
(Friday, June 9, 2017, from 11:24 to 11:45 AM)
Dr. John Lott talked to Mark Walters about how incredibly law-abiding concealed handgun permit holders are and about how Democrats are trying to keep poor people from being able to defend themselves.
(Sunday, August 13, 2017, from 9:35 to 10:00 PM)
Dr. John Lott has a new piece at The Hill about how the media is completely distorting what Trump has said about Charlottesville. The piece starts this way:
Has the media ever so deliberately and consistently misinterpreted what a president said?
It certainly seems as if the media finally found its proof that President Trump is a racist.
Dr. John Lott was on The Morning Show with Brian and Leland in Brownsville, Texas and central Texas to discuss Kevin Hassett’s nomination to chair President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers. Unfortunately, the beginning part of this interview is missing where we talked briefly about the role of the Council of Economic Advisers in everything from taxes to regulations to even crime.…