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CPRC in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “Twisting statistics to smear cops”

24 May , 2015  


John Lott’s latest piece at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review starts this way:

False claims about police brutality are poisoning race relations.

This feeling of “unfairness,” as President Obama noted in his weekly address on May 16, is “fuel(ing) the kind of unrest that we’ve seen in places like Baltimore, Ferguson and New York.”

The riots it incites threaten people’s lives and destroy businesses.

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CPRC at Fox News: “Media misfire? Columbia J-school, Bloomberg unite to teach gun coverage”

31 Mar , 2015  

Perry Chiaramonte’s news article has this discussion of the CPRC and our survey that Gary Mauser oversaw of economists and their views on gun control:

Critics who think the media has an anti-firearm agenda won’t like the lineup behind a high-powered, upcoming seminar aimed at training reporters to cover the issue of gun violence.

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CPRC on Jim Bohannon Radio Shows to discuss the New York Times’ claims about concealed handgun permit holders

21 Feb , 2015  

John Lott talked to Jim Bohannon on his show America in the Morning for a discussion of concealed handgun laws. This first clip is just 6 minutes long. Friday, February 20th, 2015 during the 5 AM hour.

John Lott talked to Jim Bohannon on his widely listened to show “Late Night with Jim Bohannon” about the problems with the New York Times claims about concealed carry permit holders and the state of gun control in America.…

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Do “more children die of bathtub drownings than of accidental shootings”? Yes.

27 Jan , 2015  

Leonard Pitts, Jr. starts off his national newspaper column this way:

Tucker Carlson said on Fox that more children die of bathtub drownings than of accidental shootings. They don’t.

Yet, Mr. Pitts is the one who is wrong.  According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, between 2006 and 2010 a total of 303 children under age 5 years old drown in just bathtubs (see page 8).  …

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CPRC on the Dana Loesch Radio Show to discuss new background check proposals and defensive gun uses

23 Jan , 2015  

John Lott appeared on Dana’s national radio show twice yesterday (Thursday, January 22nd, 2014 at 2:23 to 2:30 PM and 3:05 to 3:16 PM).

The first segment discusses recent statements by media figures as well as a claim in Politico  that defensive gun uses are a myth.

The second segment discusses the push for “expanded” background checks.…

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CPRC at Fox News: “The bias against guns: What the media isn’t telling you”

9 Jan , 2015  

CPRC’s John Lott has a new piece at Fox News that starts this way:

Just two days before New Year’s, a 2-year-old accidentally shot and killed his mother at a Wal-Mart in rural Idaho. The victim was Veronica Rutledge, a 29-year-old concealed handgun permit holder. The child had reached into his mother’s purse.

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CPRC on the Lars Larson and Dennis Miller Shows to discuss Media Matters and Police Policy

10 Dec , 2014  

Here is the audio of John Lott on the Lars Larson Show on Monday, December 8th, 2014 from 6:35 to 6:44 PM EST.

Here is the audio of John Lott on the Dennis Miller Show on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 from 2:05 to 2:30 PM EST.

John Lott also appeared on the Sandy Rios Show on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 from 8:47 to 9:00 AM EST.…

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CPRC at Fox News: “Media Matters, the facts and me”

9 Dec , 2014  

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.

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CPRC at Breitbart: “Left media continues smear campaign on economist John Lott”

9 Dec , 2014  

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.

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