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Television Shows Continued Obsession With Criminals Using Machine Guns, Linking AR-15s to the guns used by the military

1 Apr , 2020   Video

TV shows continually illustrate criminals using machine guns. In this story that spans an episode of two separate CBS shows on the FBI, white supremacists kidnap a school bus full of young children using AR-15s (FBI S2 E18 and FBI Most Wanted S1 E9 March 24 2020). The show explicitly states that these are the types of guns used by the military.…

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Television shows continued obsession with criminals outgunning police with machine guns: Chicago PD and Hawaii Five-O from March 2020

21 Mar , 2020   Video

TV shows continually illustrate criminals using machine guns, with police officers in these episodes completely outgunned by multiple criminals with machine guns (Chicago PD S7 E16, March 4, 2020; Hawaii Five-O, Season 10, Episode 20, March 13, 2020).

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 Misleading Viewers: CBS’s “ Hawaii Five-O” Shows Criminals With Machine Guns, Outgunning Police

1 Mar , 2020   Video

TV shows continually illustrate criminals using machine guns, with police officers in this episode completely outgunned by multiple criminals with machine guns (Hawaii Five-O, Season 10, Episode 18, February 28, 2020).

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: Yet again, NBC’s “Chicago PD” continued obsession with machine guns, criminals outgunning police

29 Feb , 2020   Video

This TV show on NBC is hardly unique in illustrating criminals using machine guns, though they are a more over the top in referring to the guns that the criminals have as machine guns and military weapons (Chicago PD, S7, E10 January 8, 2020).

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: NBC’s “Chicago PD” continued obsession with machine guns, criminals outgunning police

23 Feb , 2020   Video

This TV show on NBC is hardly unique in showing criminals using machine guns. This segment clearly shows the police officers being outgunned by a criminal with a machine gun. This is from Chicago PD (Season 7, E13) January 22, 2020.

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: More media obsession with showing criminals using machine guns, the “FBI: Most Wanted”

20 Feb , 2020   Video

CBS, like all the other networks, are obsessed with showing criminals shooting machine guns. This example is from “FBI: Most Wanted” (Season 1, Episode 6, February 18, 2020). 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’ “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: 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: 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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