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Television Shows Misrepresenting Facts: On CBS’s “FBI: Most Wanted” School Principal indicates idea of arming teachers is nutty

27 Jan , 2020   Video

On CBS’s “FBI: Most Wanted,” a school principal explains to FBI agents about a nutty conspiracy theorist who also supports arming teachers to stop mass public school shootings. The principal obviously indicates to the agents what a nutty idea that he thinks that it is.

This is only one of the many biased media claims against guns in this episode.…

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Television Shows Misrepresenting Facts: CBS’ FBI showing Criminals Often Using Machine Guns And Outgunning Police

22 Jan , 2020   Video

On TV shows, machine guns always seem to be the weapons of choice for bad guys when they get in shootouts with police. Some hyperbole is to be expected on television, but the level of exaggeration has become pretty over-the-top. 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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Television Show Bias Against Guns: CBS’s Blue Bloods claiming easy access to guns causes suicides

17 Jan , 2020   Video

CBS’s Blue Bloods pushes the notion that easy access to guns and street causes suicides. The claim that suicides with guns have a higher success rate than other methods of suicide is simply false. This is not the first television show where the causation between guns and suicide is pushed (e.g., see this other CBS show from 2019).…

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Television Show Bias Against Guns: CBS’s Bull has child fatally shooting brother

24 Nov , 2019   Video

CBS’s Bull continues its consistent bias against gun ownership (previous shows during Season 3 include this episode). In Season 4, episode 8, the episode fits gun control advocates claims about the dangers of guns in the home, particularly their assertions about the risks of children getting a hold of guns. We think that the focus here is to greatly exaggerate the risks of having guns in the home.…

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New York Times reporter demonstrates the anti-self-defense political bias in the media

19 Oct , 2019  

A New York Times reporter, Ted Alcorn, who used to be the research director for Mike Bloomberg’s Everytown is all excited that there is a big push for more gun control. It is interesting that he secretly subscribes to our email list.

Note political bias:

— Refers to the “gun lobby,” put aside that his old boss spent massively more money on politics

— Personal attack

Are either of these appropriate for a reporter or for someone who is teaching at the Columbia School of Public Health?…

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Media Bias on Guns: CBS’ Elementary on not liking guns, how the mere presence of guns lead to violence, to the benefits of gun buybacks

20 Aug , 2019   Video

This segment of Elementary has all sorts of biases against guns: on not liking guns, how the mere presence of guns lead to violence, to the benefits of gun buybacks.

Evil Tech billionaire Odin Reichenbach: I think that you should put that down. You don’t believe in guns and so we both …
Sherlock Holmes: You shoveled some money to the gun buyback program in Watson’s name.

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Media Bias on Guns: Vermont’s weak gun control laws risked a mass public shooting

3 Aug , 2019   Video

CBS’ Elementary has yet another episode pushing gun control. In this episode, a New York City man who was planning to attack a speaking event got a gun from Vermont. He picked Vermont because of its supposedly weak gun control laws (the episode is about a year behind the times). Why he had to do that isn’t apparent.…

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Media Bias on Guns: Worried that character might be suicidal and only concern is if he has a gun

30 Jun , 2019   Video

When informed that a former police officer is suffering from PTSD and might be having trouble, Jon Michael Hill, who plays Detective Marcus Bell, asks: “Are any of his guns missing?” The former officer’s wife responds by saying: “He doesn’t have any, not any more.” The notion seems to be that once all the guns are removed there isn’t a problem.…

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Media Bias on Guns: Yet another television police character saying they don’t like guns

26 Jun , 2019   Video

On Netflix’s police drama Unit 42, a female police officer is reticent to go into after a criminal because she doesn’t want to take her gun with her.

Female officer: Aren’t we waiting for the tactical unit?

Male officer: I am surprised you don’t want to go in solo.

Female officer: I am not a huge fan of weapons.

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Media Bias on Guns: Yet another Television Character saying she doesn’t like guns

22 Jun , 2019   Video

The Shield has a segment where a young girl turns in her family’s gun without the knowledge of their knowledge. Regarding the gun, she tells the police officers: “I don’t like it.” The segment also plays on parents fears because this young girl was able to get a hold of the family gun and carry it around outside their home.…

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