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At Townhall.com: Media Bias Has Real Consequences

21 Sep , 2018  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.com on how even a very smart person gets taken in sometimes by media bias.

Media bias has real consequences. Ohio’s wealthiest supporter of the Republican party, Leslie Wexner, has withdrawn his support because he was ‘ashamed’ by President Trump’s response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. 

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At the Daily Caller: There are lots of ways social media outlets can bias political debate

20 Sep , 2018  

Dr. John Lott has an op-ed at the Daily Caller about the social media bias that we have faced at Facebook.

There are lots of ways that social media outlets can bias political debates. We have heard of everything from accounts being closed down to deciding what stories are listed as trending.

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On Dana Loesch’s Relentless about VICE’s claims that guns make you and your family less safe

18 Sep , 2018   Video

John Lott talks to Dana Loesch on Relentless. VICE.com recycles old false claims by the Violence Policy Center about the rareness of defensive gun uses. They use justifiable homicide numbers from the FBI without noting that the very few police departments report these numbers and the ones that do often miss cases.…

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Concealed handgun permit holder hailed as hero for coming to aid of Cicero, Illinois police officer

18 Sep , 2018   Video

UPDATE: It is now clear that the good Samaritan is the one who wounded the criminal who had shot the one police officer four times and was shooting at the other officer. The video that provides that information is from CBS Channel 2 in Chicago.

Original: From the Chicago Sun-Times:

A man with a concealed-carry license was commended for coming to the aid of Cicero police who were engaged in a shootout with a man who shot and wounded an officer near the Stevenson Expressway Thursday, authorities said.

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On the Leland Conway Show to talk about our new research on mass public shooting rates in countries around the world

17 Sep , 2018  

Dr. John Lott was on the Leland Conway Show on the giant 50,000-watt WHAS-AM and also WLAP-AM to discuss our new research on mass public shooting rates in countries around the world.

(Friday, September 14, 2018, from 8:35 to 8:47 AM)

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On the Michigan Talk Network about our new research on mass public shootings around the world

16 Sep , 2018  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about our new research on mass public shootings around the world.

(Tuesday, September 4, 2018, from 6:45 to 6:54 AM)

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On the Michigan Talk Network to discuss Why Civility In Politics Won’t Be Getting Better

15 Sep , 2018  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about Why Civility In Politics Won’t Be Getting Better.

(Tuesday, September 11, 2018, from 6:45 to 6:54 AM)

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On the Larry Elder Radio Show to discuss errors in Adam Lankford’s work and comparing mass public shootings around the world

14 Sep , 2018  

Dr. John Lott was on Larry Elder’s national radio show to discuss our latest research on mass public shootings around the world. The Elder show describes our appearance this way: “to dispel the myths perpetuated by Adam Lankford. Apparently, Lankford refuses to allow any of his data to be peer-reviewed, but those on the Left and in the press continue to cite Lankford while promoting gun-control policies.”

(Wednesday, September 12, 2018, from 7:20 to 7:30 PM)

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On the John and Ken Show on the giant 50,000-watt KFI to discuss our new research on mass public shooting rates in countries around the world

13 Sep , 2018  

Dr. John Lott was on the John and Ken Show on the giant 50,000-watt KFI to discuss our new research on mass public shooting rates in countries around the world.

(Friday, August 31, 2018, from 4:05 to 4:18 PM)

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This week the CPRC had the third most downloaded academic paper at the Social Science Research Network

12 Sep , 2018  

This week the CPRC has the third most downloaded academic paper at the Social Science Research Network. Our research on country comparisons of mass public shootings ranks third. This is the second week in a row that this paper ranked third in terms of the most downloads on the website and the third week in a row that one of papers have been one of the top 5 most downloaded papers.…