17 Mar , 2019

Television Show Bias against guns: Even a locked gun safe doesn’t stop a son from getting the father’s gun

On CBS’s FBI, a seventeen-year-old steals his father’s gun from a locked gun safe at home and attempts a mass public shooting. The message is parents should be afraid of guns in the home even if they are locked in a safe. Others would support banning guns in the home. Since this type of event is indeed possible, this wouldn’t obviously show​ bias by itself, but CBS’s FBI has no offsetting examples of civilian-owned guns being beneficial.…


12 Mar , 2019

Television Show Bias on gun control: ABC’s The Rookie makes civilians using guns to protect themselves as dangerous and bigoted

This episode of the Rookie makes it look as if civilians who use guns to defend themselves and their families as dangerous and bigoted (S1, E11). This is not the first time this show has attacked private gun ownership (e.g., see here). For other examples of media bias against guns in other TV shows see here.…


26 Feb , 2019

Television Show Bias on gun control: CBS’ SWAT on a Dangerous Gay Gun Rights Club

After two gays are injured in a hit-and-run car attack, CBS’ SWAT (Season 2, episode 16) shows another gay take a right-wing radio show host and his staff hostage because the radio show host has been very hostile to gays. The hostage taker threatens to kill the host and his hostages if there are “any acts of hate” directed against gays.…


21 Feb , 2019

CBS’ Bull warning that “everyone and their uncle has a gun” in this country and that is what makes it so dangerous

CBS’ Bull (Season 3, episode 12) is about a man in witness protection who has been murdered. The government is being sued for not properly protecting the man, and their initial defense is that the murder had nothing to do with him being in witness protection. The wife of the murdered man is shown in the clip where she is complaining about the risk of being shot to death in the United States, as she says “everyone and their uncle has a gun” in this country and that is what makes it so dangerous.…


17 Feb , 2019

Why do Democrats keep pushing Universal Background Checks as a way to stop Mass Public Shootings?

Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) pushes gun background checks on private transfers because “We Could Have Parkland at Any Time,” but there is not 1 mass public shooting this century that would have been stopped by this law. So why do gun controllers keep pushing it as a solution?

As usual, this interviewer on CNN refuses to ask a tough question.…

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28 Jan , 2019

Television Show Bias on gun control: The Rookie pushes gun buybacks, registration of guns, and shows an accidental gunshot killing a woman

In a series of scenes that could have been written by Michael Bloomberg, The Rookie tries making the case for gun buybacks and gun registration (S1, E11). The officers in this scene tell people that turning in their guns to police during the buyback will make the city safer. A woman is shown bringing in her father’s weapons, one of which is a Claymore mine.…


20 Nov , 2018

Bloomberg’s Everytown former Research Director hired by New York Times to cover gun control issues

Bloomberg’s Everytown former Research Director, Ted Alcorn, is now covering public health & safety reporting, obviously including gun control issues, for the New York Times. Does the New York Times think that hiring an activist like this helps with people’s impression that they have a lot of bias on gun control issues?…

2 Nov , 2018

At the Daily Caller: The Media, Democrats were apoplectic about Trump’s response to Pittsburgh shooting

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at the Daily Caller on the biased media coverage about President Trump’s comments after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. The piece starts this way:

The media and Democrats were apoplectic about President Trump’s comments after the horrific shooting attack at the Pittsburgh synagogue. For the most part, the media viewed his condolences as pitch-perfect.


2 Oct , 2018

CBS’ Bull claiming that buying a handgun in New York City is the “easiest thing in the world”

CBS’ Bull (Season 3, episode 2) is about a woman who murdered a man who killed her child. According to the show, the woman who fatally shot this man found it the “easiest thing in the world” to legally buy a handgun in New York City.

First, one has to get a NYC handgun license, which is not only expensive (about $440); forms, reference letters, and a visit and interview by the NYPD; and it can take up to eight months to get the license.…


8 Sep , 2018

Political Bias on Guns: Gap between movie review and audience scores is huge for Jennifer Garner’s “Peppermint”

The gap between what audiences think of a movie and what top movie critics think of a movie has rarely been larger than for Jennifer Garner’s “Peppermint,” except for notably Bruce Willis’ recent “Death Wish.”  While only 13% of all critics (and 14% of top movie reviewers) liked “Peppermint,” there is a huge gape between that and the 85% of the audiences who saw it and liked it.…