20 Aug , 2019

Media Bias on Guns: CBS’ Elementary on not liking guns, how the mere presence of guns lead to violence, to the benefits of gun buybacks

This segment of Elementary has all sorts of biases against guns: on not liking guns, how the mere presence of guns lead to violence, to the benefits of gun buybacks.

Evil Tech billionaire Odin Reichenbach: I think that you should put that down. You don’t believe in guns and so we both …
Sherlock Holmes: You shoveled some money to the gun buyback program in Watson’s name.


3 Aug , 2019

Media Bias on Guns: Vermont’s weak gun control laws risked a mass public shooting

CBS’ Elementary has yet another episode pushing gun control. In this episode, a New York City man who was planning to attack a speaking event got a gun from Vermont. He picked Vermont because of its supposedly weak gun control laws (the episode is about a year behind the times). Why he had to do that isn’t apparent.…


4 Jul , 2019

Media Bias on Guns: Gun left for Mother’s protection used in Shooting at School

This episode of Chicago PD tries to show the risks of a woman having a gun at home for her protection. In this case, the woman’s son takes the gun to school. As the pictures from the boy’s notebook indicate, he had planned to engage in a mass public shooting. But there is no balance, as the show never seems to show anyone successfully using a gun for self-defense.…


30 Jun , 2019

Media Bias on Guns: Worried that character might be suicidal and only concern is if he has a gun

When informed that a former police officer is suffering from PTSD and might be having trouble, Jon Michael Hill, who plays Detective Marcus Bell, asks: “Are any of his guns missing?” The former officer’s wife responds by saying: “He doesn’t have any, not any more.” The notion seems to be that once all the guns are removed there isn’t a problem.…


26 Jun , 2019

Media Bias on Guns: Yet another television police character saying they don’t like guns

On Netflix’s police drama Unit 42, a female police officer is reticent to go into after a criminal because she doesn’t want to take her gun with her.

Female officer: Aren’t we waiting for the tactical unit?

Male officer: I am surprised you don’t want to go in solo.

Female officer: I am not a huge fan of weapons.


22 Jun , 2019

Media Bias on Guns: Yet another Television Character saying she doesn’t like guns

The Shield has a segment where a young girl turns in her family’s gun without the knowledge of their knowledge. Regarding the gun, she tells the police officers: “I don’t like it.” The segment also plays on parents fears because this young girl was able to get a hold of the family gun and carry it around outside their home.…


4 Jun , 2019

Media Bias on Guns: Will Television Characters ever stop saying how much they dislike/hate guns?

A Shield agent, Melinda May (played by Ming-Na Wen), is asked by a villain whether she doesn’t have a gun because she also doesn’t like guns. May responds that she has never needed them in fighting bad guys.

Examples from television where the characters say that they “hate” guns include here, here, here, here, and here.…


2 Jun , 2019

Media Bias on Guns: See how badly things go if you use guns to defend yourself?

The video here shows a very small part of a segment from Doctor Who, which shows how badly things go wrong when you use guns to try to neutralize deadly threats. Here is a paragraph from a review in IndieWire which briefly summarizes the whole segment (copyright restrictions prevented us from showing you more of this show):

“Ryan is also the means by which the show makes a very clear but rather unsubtle anti-gun declaration.


27 May , 2019

Media Bias on Guns: Yet another TV show where a character insists that they don’t like guns

TV shows frequently have characters insisting that they don’t like guns. At the beginning of the first episode on CBS’s Elementary in Season 7, one of the main characters makes a similar comment.

Joan Watson (played by Lucy Liu): “Just because I am an American doesn’t mean I like guns.”

(Elementary, S7 E1, May 23, 2019)

Other examples where television characters say that they don’t like guns can be seen here, here, and here.…


26 May , 2019

Media Bias on Guns: Hawaii 5-0 continues to push myth that licensed guns solve crime

Television entertainment shows keep pushing a myth by gun control advocates that gun licensing and registration is an effective way to solve crime. Their reasoning is straightforward: If a criminal leaves a gun (or for this show a bullet casing) at a crime scene, they will be able to link the crime gun back to the criminal.…