Media Bias

More Television Show Bias on Guns: CBS’s Coyote shows criminals in the U.S. using machine guns in multiple episodes

23 Jan , 2021   Video

Headline in Variety: “Gabby Giffords Is Hoping Hollywood Can Help in Her Fight Against Gun Violence.” As Giffords explains:

Stories are important. Elected officials use them to help get their points across, and for centuries artists have used them to inspire, make us understand points of view different than our own and bring people together.

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Media Bias

CBS’ SWAT has an AR-15 used as a sniper rifle and a machine gun, large capacity magazine

16 Jan , 2021   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. This episode of CBS’s SWAT has an AR-15 used as both a sniper rifle to shoot fire fighters and a machine gun when shooting police officers (S4 E7 Jan 13, 2021).…

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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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Featured

CBS’s SWAT shows an “Assault Weapon” AR-15 with grenade launcher used by a criminal

10 Dec , 2020   Video

Do you remember when the 1994 Federal Assault weapon banned semi-automatic rifles with two of six different features? One of those six was a grenade launcher attached to the gun. Presumably, few guns were banned because they had that feature. While there are occasional rare cases of people caught possessing grenade launchers, we don’t know of any crimes committed with a grenade launcher.…

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Media Bias

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

TV Bias On Guns: MTV’s Teen Wolf “I Don’t Like Guns”

18 Oct , 2020   Video

Media bias on guns takes many forms. Here is an all too typical example where a character simply comes out and says: “I don’t like guns.” In an episode titled “The Benefactor,” MTV’s Teen Wolf has a episode where they first show a man almost accidentally shooting his son and then a completely different scene where another man explains that “I don’t like guns” to a woman wants to teach him how to use guns for self-defense.…

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op-ed

At the Washington Times: How the liberal media, with Michael Bloomberg’s help, are biased against guns

2 Aug , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a piece at the Washington Times on how Michael Bloomberg biases the discussion about guns.

Would Scientific American ever pay an NRA employee to write news articles about gun control? Never. But they and many other media outlets have no problem using articles written by people who work for Michael Bloomberg’s gun control organizations. 

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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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