Media Bias

Another Television Show With Criminals Using Machine Guns to Outgun Police: CBS’s SWAT

2 Jun , 2020   Video

As we have pointed out many times, television crime shows seem to think criminals are constantly using machine guns to shoot people and outgun police. CBS again shows criminals using machine guns. SWAT (S3 E21 May 20, 2020) has a number of criminals using machine guns in Los Angeles.

In real life, criminals use machine guns so rarely that a 2016 survey of prison inmates only broke down the numbers for uses of handguns, rifles, and shotguns.…

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Media Bias

CBS television show criticizes non-law enforcement with guns as a danger to themselves and others

24 May , 2020   Video

CBS’s SWAT depicts bounty hunters as idiots who continuously get in the way of the police doing their job and endangering the lives of police and others. Bounty hunters are described as relics of a long-ago past, who might have had a role at one time, but no longer. As is so typical of television shows these days, anyone with guns who is not law enforcement are viewed as a danger.…

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Media Bias

Another Television Show with Criminals Using Machine Guns: NBC’s The Blacklist

19 May , 2020   Video

As we have pointed out many times, television crime shows seem to think criminals are constantly using machine guns to shoot people. NBC again shows criminals using machine guns. The Blacklist (S7 E18 May 8, 2020) has criminals using machine guns in an attempt to kill a key witness who is about to testify in a murder trial.…

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Media Bias

Television shows continued obsession with criminals using machine guns, Two Episodes of The Blacklist

15 May , 2020   Video

As we have pointed out many times, television crime shows seem to think criminals are constantly using machine guns to shoot people. NBC again shows criminals using machine guns. The Blacklist (S7 E16 April 24, 2020) has a slightly different twist with criminals using machine guns against other criminals. The next episode (S7 E17 May 1, 2020) again has criminals with machine guns.…

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Media Bias

Do all Chicago Criminals have machine guns?: You would think so if you watch NBC’s Chicago PD

10 May , 2020   Video

As we have pointed out many times, television crime shows seem to think criminals are constantly using machine guns to shoot people. NBC again shows criminals using machine guns. Chicago PD (S7 E20 April 15 2020) has criminals stealing machine guns from Indiana — with its lax gun laws — and bringing them into Chicago to commit crime.…

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Media Bias

CBS’ shows continued obsession with machine guns: Magnum PI and Blue Bloods

3 May , 2020   Video

As we have pointed out many times, television crime shows seem to think criminals are constantly using machine guns to shoot people. Two different CBS shows on Friday, May 1st, 2020 again discuss criminals using machine guns. Magnum PI (S2 E18) has criminals firing machine guns at Magnum and Higgins as they try to escape in a school bus.…

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Media Bias

At Townhall: The Blacklist Misinformation on Guns

23 Apr , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Townhall on media bias.

These days, television entertainment shows depict gun owners either as buffoons or criminals. They never portray regular civilians using guns to save lives, and instead like to show firearms falling into the wrong hands.

On Friday’s episode of “The Blacklist,” a robber fatally shoots a young woman working at a convenience store.

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Media Bias, Television

NBC’s The Blacklist goes on a binge of reciting one gun control myth after another

21 Apr , 2020   Video

A robber shoots a young woman in a hold-up, and the gun got to him through a straw purchase (The Blacklist, Season 7, E 15, April 17, 2020). The shooting is particularly tragic because the young woman has literally just learned that she has gotten admitted to the college of her dreams.…

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Coronavirus, Media Bias, op-ed

At Real Clear Politics: Hypocrisy in NYT’s Reporting on a COVID-Skeptic’s Death

20 Apr , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Real Clear Politics:

The New York Times thinks it nailed Fox News. Over the weekend, the Times ran a blistering story that blamed the death of Brooklyn bar owner Joe Joyce on skepticism of the coronavirus panic. Supposedly assured by President Trump and Fox News that there wasn’t a problem, Joyce made the fatal mistake of going on a cruise.

Media Bias, Television

NBC’s television show “Chicago PD” seems to believe that Semi-automatic handguns are Machine guns

18 Apr , 2020   Video

As we have pointed out many times, television police shows seem to think criminals are constantly using machine guns to shoot people, that they are massively outgunning police officers who are using only semi-automatic weapons. Some shows claim AR-15s are machine guns. But this episode on NBC’s Chicago PD implies that semi-automatic handguns are machine guns (Season 7, Episode 17, March 18, 2020).…

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