18 Feb , 2018

At The Hill: In anti-gun fever, media misses some crucial facts

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at The Hill that goes through all the miss information in last week’s 60 Minutes program on CBS.  It was one of the most biased programs on guns that we have ever seen, and that is quite an accomplishment.  The piece starts this way:

Gun control advocates often bank on scaring people into supporting their agenda.

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9 Feb , 2018

Media Bias on guns: On “Designated Survivor,” Kiefer Sutherland pushes for universal background checks

In a series of scenes that could have been written by Michael Bloomberg, Designated Survivor keeps making the case for expanded background checks.  No intellectual argument or even an emotional argument is provided against the gun control claims, and those opposing the regulations are treated as dishonest. The question to the president played by Kiefer Sutherland takes a question from a woman whose daughter was killed by a former boyfriend who was in prison.  …

8 Feb , 2018

Media bias on NBC’s The Black List: Repeating false claims about inexpensive gun, with gun maker offering a bad defense

The Black List showed real bias against guns in the segment titled “The Invisible Hand,” Season 5, episode 13. The show starts off with a group of people accusing a maker of inexpensive guns of being a purveyor of death, that the cheap guns are only designed for use by criminals and that the man making the guns is just in the business to make money off of killing people.…

3 Feb , 2018

Media bias on NBC’s Chicago PD: telling permit holder threatened by gang members to leave his gun at home, when he doesn’t he is killed

14 Jan , 2018

An Example from CBS of Media Bias regarding Concealed Handgun Permits

Here is a very short clip of Hawaii Five-O trying to provide an example of a concealed handgun permit holder representing a danger to others.  Other parts of the program show the permit holder as a real jerk and eventually stealing a gun from a police officer and shooting someone.

Despite the impression this show provides, some information on how extremely law-abiding permit holders are is available here and here.…

3 Dec , 2017

At The Hill: “The AP provides another example of how media pushes an anti-gun agenda”

Dr. John Lott had a piece in today’s The Hill about media bias in Associated Press.  One of the problems that one always has in showing media bias is knowing exactly what the author knew in putting the piece together.  Was the author just uninformed or were they biased?  In this case, one can see what the AP took from two different news stories and that while the original stories were fairly balanced, what went into the final AP piece took quotes from only one side of the debate.  …

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6 Nov , 2017

CPRC ad on Twitter not approved because of “inappropriate language”

Yesterday, we put up a post on the CPRC website noting that a law-abiding citizen had stopped the mass public shooting at the Texas church.  We were putting this out hours before the national media was picking up on this important story.  Dr. Lott had put this up on his Twitter feed and tried to get some more attention for it by paying for a Twitter Ad campaign.  …

22 Oct , 2017

Acknowledging the media bias on guns from former CEO of National Public Radio

The former CEO of National Public Radio Ken Stern has a piece at the New York Post on the media’s bias on guns.  From the NY Post:

. . . Over the course of this past year, I have tried to consume media as they do and understand it as a partisan player.

11 Oct , 2017

Washington Times news article discusses the different definitions of mass shootings

Bradford Richardson at the Washington Times had a long article based on an interview that he had with Dr. John Lott (words in bold were not in the original article).  The CPRC has made these points before. The article in the Washington Times is as follows:

. . . In the aftermath of the Las Vegas massacre, left-leaning media outlets have been playing fast and loose with the data on mass shootings to inflate their number and suggest that white men make up a disproportionate share of the perpetrators.

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