Media Bias, Television

CBS’s Magnum PI Shows Criminals Using Machine Guns in holding hostages at a Federal government building

24 Dec , 2020   Video

As the Crime Prevention Research Center has pointed out many times, television crime shows seem to think criminals are constantly using machine guns to shoot people. Unlike the original Magnum PI show from the 1980s, the new reboot fo the series again shows criminals using machine guns for the second episode of just the first three of the season.…

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Media Bias

CBS’s Magnum PI shows criminals using Machine Guns four different times in one Episode

16 Dec , 2020   Video

As the Crime Prevention Research Center has pointed out many times, television crime shows seem to think criminals are constantly using machine guns to shoot people. CBS again shows criminals using machine guns. Magnum PI (S3 E2 Dec 11 2020) has criminals using machine guns in attacking a plane that is taking off and again several other times in the segment.…

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Media Bias

You wouldn’t know it from watching TV, but mass public shootings rarely use rifles, let alone AR-15s

15 Dec , 2020   Video

With all the discussion about having another assault weapon ban, from 1998 Through June 2019, only 13% of mass public shootings are done solely with any type of rifle. Twenty-eight percent involve only a rifle or a rifle in combination with a handgun and/or a shotgun. CBS’s FBI Most Wanted (S2 E1 Nov 17 2020) has criminals using an AR-15 in a series mass public shootings.…

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Yet another CBS show has criminals using machine guns

2 Dec , 2020   Video

As the Crime Prevention Research Center has pointed out many times, television crime shows seem to think criminals are constantly using machine guns to shoot people. CBS again shows criminals using machine guns. The FBI (E3 S1 Nov 17 2020) has criminals using machine guns in a mass public shooting by neo-Nazis (and the show describes socialist types as right wingers).…

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Featured, Media Bias

CPRC in the News: Daily Caller, American Military News, All Outdoor News, and more

23 Nov , 2020  

There is good reason to believe that a similar situation takes place when pollsters ask Americans about gun ownership. Economist John Lott contends that many Americans refuse to answer or do not answer truthfully when asked about whether they own a firearm. In a piece for Fox News, Lott noted “current events influence people’s willingness to acknowledge gun ownership.

Media Bias, op-ed

At Real Clear Politics: Myths the Media Perpetuate About Gun Control

1 Aug , 2020  

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

The push to disarm Americans, such as Pamela and Mark McCloskey of St. Louis, stems from the belief that disarming the public will make us safer. But those beliefs arise from myths perpetrated by the media.

The news media give people a very skewed view of guns and crime, and push policies that, paradoxically, endanger people’s lives.

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Featured, Media Bias, Media Coverage

The Crime Prevention Research Center in Politico: Whose policies are actual the racist ones?

29 Jul , 2020  

The Politico belittles President Trump’s attempts to protect people and federal property against the riots as “Theater.” They describe the discussion as “Now President Donald Trump is indulging the dream more than any national leader in recent history, attempting to turn a major liberal city into an election-year example of his pledge to deliver law and order across the country.”…

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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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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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