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Television Shows Misrepresenting Facts: CBS’ “FBI: Most Wanted” Saying AR-15s are a machine gun, Police concerned about safety

8 Feb , 2020   Video

This new TV show is hardly unique in showing criminals using machine guns, though it goes further than many in indicating that an AR-15 is a machine gun. The FBI agents here express concern about facing a machine gun.

On TV shows, machine guns always seem to be the weapons of choice for bad guys when they get in shootouts with police.…

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Television Shows Misrepresenting Facts: Fox’s The Deputy Showing Hero “Deputy” protecting illegal aliens from ICE

6 Feb , 2020   Video

Fox’s new show, The Deputy, is hardly unique on the topic of illegal aliens, and this show has the Deputy who is protecting illegal aliens from ICE. The deputy is a hard as nails law enforcement officer, who comes from a long family of law enforcement officers. He is what a combination of the kick ass law enforcement officer that conservatives like, with all the liberal political views that liberals will love.…

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Television Shows Misrepresenting Facts: The Rookie, the continued obsession w/ criminals using machine guns

1 Feb , 2020   Video

ABC’s The Rookie is hardly unique in constantly showing criminals using machine guns, but it is a little amazing that the criminals seem to be using nothing but. These clips are from this season (Season 2, E7 November 10, 2019), but we just recently became aware of this episode.

On TV shows, machine guns always seem to be the weapons of choice for bad guys when they get in shootouts with police.…

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Television Shows Misrepresenting Facts: Fox’s The Deputy Showing Criminals Often Using Machine Guns to out gun police

28 Jan , 2020   Video

Fox’s new show, The Deputy, is hardly unique in showing criminals using machine guns. But this show gets off to a bad start, with more than its share of machine guns being used.

On TV shows, machine guns always seem to be the weapons of choice for bad guys when they get in shootouts with police.…

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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 Shows Misrepresenting Facts: CBS’s SWAT showing Criminals Often Using Machine Guns

19 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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