John Lott’s newest piece starts this way:
With just one telephone call this year, Erik Wemple of the Washington Post was able to convince Media Matters to let me respond to their attacks on me in the comments section of their website — after they ignored my emails, telephone calls, numerous tweets and posts for seven years.
Kristin Tate has this article at Breitbart.com:
Media Matters has long advertised to the public a commitment to fighting misinformation on the internet, but lately the group seems to be creating misinformation of its own.
The nonprofit generally targets Republicans and is regularly cited by pundits and news outlets. More recently, the group engaged in what could best be called a smear campaign against John Lott, an economist, firearms researcher, and Founder of the Crime Prevention Research Center.
Emily Badger had a post on concealed carry laws in the July 29th Washington Post claiming that concealed handgun laws have not reduced violent crime rates. Among the claims in the piece where:
“That sort of gets lost on people,” Webster says, “because the way this issue is portrayed is that we have one group of people — legal gun owners — and the assumption is that these are law-abiding, god-fearing, church-going people.
Here are some of the headlines on Target’s statement on guns in their stores.
Christian Science Monitor: “Target goes gun-free, becoming biggest US retailer asking customers to disarm”
Financial Post: “Target Corp to customers: Your guns are not welcome in our stores, even where allowed by law”
USA Today: “Target says ‘No’ to guns inside store”
USA Today: “Target ‘respectfully requests’ shoppers don’t pack heat”
The Daily Kos: “Target Speaks: No Guns”
Huffington Post: “Target: Don’t Bring Guns Into Our Stores”
WSJ: “Target Asks Customers to Keep Guns Out of Stores“
Here is one headline that gets the idea correct.…
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Bloomberg’s cases involve shootings near a school and a large percentage are gang shootings after hours. While gang fights over drug turf are an important problem, they are a very different issue with different solutions than the mass public shootings where the goal is to kill as many people as possible. …
The newest piece at Fox News starts this way:
Gun control has largely been a top down effort. Michael Bloomberg’s latest announcement that he will spend another $50 million to push gun control – 2.5 times the amount spent by the NRA annually on political activities – is all too typical.
Below is the relevant text of Piers Morgan’s comments. Here a few comments.
1) Doesn’t Piers recognize the irony that the Aurora movie theater and Newtown shootings both occurred where guns are banned? That the movie theater shooting occurred in the one movie theater out of seven showing the Batman movie near where the killer lived?…
CPRC’s president, John Lott, has been on Piers Morgan’s CNN show many times. With Morgan’s announcement yesterday that his show was being cancelled, John Lott wrote a piece for the National Review Online. The piece starts this way:
Sunday’s announcement that Piers Morgan had lost his show at CNN was hardly unexpected.
John Lott’s piece at Fox News started this way:
Gun control advocates not only push new fees and taxes on guns to reduce ownership, but they also employ another tactic: scaring people into not owning guns.
Last week, on January 31, ABC News saturated its news programs with the alleged danger of gun ownership.