op-ed

At the Washington Times: How the liberal media, with Michael Bloomberg’s help, are biased against guns

2 Aug , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a piece at the Washington Times on how Michael Bloomberg biases the discussion about guns.

Would Scientific American ever pay an NRA employee to write news articles about gun control? Never. But they and many other media outlets have no problem using articles written by people who work for Michael Bloomberg’s gun control organizations. 

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Media Bias, op-ed

At Real Clear Politics: Myths the Media Perpetuate About Gun Control

1 Aug , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Real Clear Politics.

The push to disarm Americans, such as Pamela and Mark McCloskey of St. Louis, stems from the belief that disarming the public will make us safer. But those beliefs arise from myths perpetrated by the media.

The news media give people a very skewed view of guns and crime, and push policies that, paradoxically, endanger people’s lives.

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op-ed

At Real Clear Politics: News Outlets Turn a Blind Eye on The Trace’s Anti-Gun Bent

22 Jul , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Real Clear Politics.

NPR, Politico, Time, and Scientific American are unlikely ever to pay an NRA employee to write news articles about gun control. But they have no problem hiring people who work for The Trace, a Michael Bloomberg-funded gun control organization. Even in the very hypothetical case that these publications did use an NRA-influenced article, they would undoubtedly include a disclaimer warning readers of the possible bias.

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op-ed

At Townhall: Four More Examples of Media Bias

22 Jul , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall about the news media’s biased coverage of President Trump statements on policing and the Coronavirus.

The media is distorting everything that comes out of the Trump administration. Here are four examples from just the last few days.

Last Thursday, the New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today obnoxiously proclaimed: “’Science should not stand in the way’ of schools reopening, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany says.”

op-ed

At Townhall: How the Media Created a Society That Accepts Refusing Service to Police Officers

15 Jul , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall on the social and other problems facing police officers.

Two police officers were murdered in Texas over the weekend, bringing this year’s national total to 34. Being a police officer is a dangerous job, but police nowadays face an additional problem: a lot of people hate them.

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op-ed

At Townhall: Biden’s Policing Policies Will Endanger Police, Raise Crime Rates, and Hurt Blacks

10 Jul , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall about Biden’s comments this week on policing.

Joe Biden doesn’t understand the risks and dangers involved in policing. Police have a tough and dangerous job, and armored military vehicles, shields and military-grade body armor can save officers’ lives.

During an online interview with Ady Barkan, Biden announced that he wanted to return to Obama’s ban on supplying surplus military equipment to police.

op-ed

At Real Clear Politics: Selective Media Reporting Further Fuels Our Racial Divide

8 Jul , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Real Clear Politics. It was reprinted at the Daily Signal and the Federalist on July 10th and ZeroHedge and Instapundit on July 8th.

On Saturday, a man drove his car onto a Seattle freeway that had been closed by a Black Lives Matter crowd.

Featured

At Townhall: Democrat hypocrisy: Private Security for Themselves, Defund Police and Banning Carrying Concealed Handguns for Others

2 Jul , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall about how Democrat politicians play by different rules when it comes to their safety.

Do you want to understand what defunding the police really means? Just look at the looting and violence that happened when police were ordered to stand down during recent riots.

Fact Check

At Real Clear Politics: Media Ignores Facts to Claim a Trump Gotcha

1 Jul , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has another piece at Real Clear Politics on media bias regarding crime rates and Trump.

The media keeps going out of its way to fact check President Trump’s claims as false. The Washington Post’s Philip Bump is one of many journalists who can’t be bothered with considering the most obvious interpretations of what Trump says.

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op-ed

At Townhall: Democrats Can’t Condemn Violence, Including Violence Against Police

27 Jun , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a piece at Townhall on the current debate about defunding the police.

What does defunding the police really mean? Well, just look at the looting and violence that happened when police were ordered to stand down during recent riots.

Everyone agrees – police and civilians alike — that Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin behaved very wrongly in killing George Floyd.