29 Jun , 2018

At The Hill: Why civility in politics won’t be getting any better

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at The Hill on the decline in political civility.

It really is true that there’s been a decline in political civility in recent years. Some say it started with Robert Bork’s 1987 Supreme Court confirmation battle. Whenever it started, we seem to have a hit an all-time low.

29 Jun , 2018

The media should be very careful about how they cover shootings of the media

The shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis appears to be the result of a defamation suit against the newspaper that had been brought by the killer. But the media needs to be very careful how they cover these cases. Saying that this is “one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in US history” or “worst mass shooting of journalists in the country” and then giving extensive coverage of the event, while understandable from the media’s perspective, is a mistake.

28 Jun , 2018

On the Michigan Talk Network to discuss the media’s constantly misleading claims about Trump lying

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about Lott’s recent op-ed in The Hill newspaper on the media constantly misstating and misinterpreting President Trump’s statements when they say he lies.

(Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 6:45 to 6:52 AM)

26 Jun , 2018

Michael Bloomberg moving to run for President?

Michael Bloomberg is giving strong signals he will run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 at age 78. Bloomberg is getting a lot of IOUs from Democrats.  He is putting $80 million this year to help Democrats take control of Congress. He is putting tens of millions to help Democrats take state legislatures and governors.…

26 Jun , 2018

At Townhall: The Reporters Also Committed a Crime

Dr. John Lott has become a columnist at Townhall.  His first piece keys off an article that was in Monday’s New York Time and their initial investigation into Ali Watkin possibly using sex to obtain leaks from the Senate Intelligence Committee. The op-ed starts this way:

It is a crime for reporters to pay for leaks.

25 Jun , 2018

With threats of violence and the rising temperatures, Trump administration officials should be able to carry permitted concealed handguns

UPDATE: New Rasmussen Poll: “59% of all voters are concerned that those opposed to President Trump’s policies will resort to violence, with 33% who are Very Concerned”  During March of Obama’s second year in office, the same numbers were “53% and 28% respectively.”

ORIGINAL: We are about one year from when Representative Steve Scalise was severely wounded and other Republican Congressmen were shot at while they were at baseball practice.…

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24 Jun , 2018

TV bias on guns: CBS’s Ransom: Gun fails to protect family and puts children in danger

Media bias on guns takes many forms. In just 34 seconds, this segment from CBS’ Ransom tries making the case that owning a gun didn’t provide protection against attackers but still puts their children in danger (Season 2, Episode 11, June 23, 2018). The wife is also very upset with the husband that he apparently broke a promise to get rid of the gun.…

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23 Jun , 2018

Eight Defensive gun uses by People Legally Carrying Guns Over 12 Days

Atlanta, Georgia, June 16, 2018 (WSB-TV Channel 2)

Three would-be robbers are in the hospital after the couple they targeted pulled a gun and fought back. . . .

Investigators said three people followed a couple out of the grocery store along Wesley Chapel Road and into the parking lot.

“We believe that there may have been some sort of crime that was intended to happen at that time, whether it was a robbery or a carjacking, we really don’t know right now,” said Shiera Campbell with the DeKalb County Police Department.

21 Jun , 2018

At The Hill: “The media just can’t stop lying about Trump”

Dr. John Lott has a new piece in The Hill about the constant lies that the media makes against President Trump.

President Trump’s half-hour, impromptu interview on Fox & Friends on last Friday sent the media’s fact checkers into overdrive this weekend. Everyone from PolitiFact to the New York Times to virtually all the Sunday morning national talk shows piled on, calling Trump a liar.

20 Jun , 2018

At the Daily Caller: The Media Image of Leaks Coming from Morally Troubled Whistleblowers is taking a Serious Beating

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece at the Daily Caller points out that the news media has been committing series felonies in making payments to FBI agents.  The piece starts this way:

Many members of the media act like leaks of government information are coming from whistleblowers who are compelled by their consciences to do the right thing.