24 Jun , 2018

TV bias on guns: CBS’s Ransom: Gun fails to protect family and puts children in danger

Media bias on guns takes many forms. In just 34 seconds, this segment from CBS’ Ransom tries making the case that owning a gun didn’t provide protection against attackers but still puts their children in danger (Season 2, Episode 11, June 23, 2018). The wife is also very upset with the husband that he apparently broke a promise to get rid of the gun.…

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17 Jun , 2018

TV bias on guns: NBC’s Reverie: Main character says “I hate guns,” always emphasizing danger of guns

Media bias on guns takes many forms. Here is an all too typical example where a character simply comes out and says: “I hate guns.” NBC’s Reverie has had three episodes so far. A common theme through the three shows has been that Mara Kint (played by the very beautiful and talented Sarah Shahi) was traumatized by her brother-in-law shooting her sister and niece to death.…

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10 May , 2018

At Fox News: Media portrayal of gun ownership is inaccurate and biased

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News on how television entertainment programs keep pushing for gun control. The piece starts this way:

The media’s pro-gun control bias doesn’t just distort news coverage. TV networks have used their primetime entertainment shows to portray gun rights advocates as dishonest, extremist and unconcerned about the loss of innocent lives.

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17 Apr , 2018

TV Bias on Guns: ABC’s The Crossing with young boy saying “I don’t like guns”

Media bias on guns takes many forms. Here is an all too typical example where a character simply comes out and says: “I don’t like guns.” Here the sheriff’s young son is talking to a deputy who jokingly says that the boy could one day be sheriff. When the boy says “I don’t like guns,” the deputy reacts awkwardly.…

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15 Apr , 2018

NBC’s Taken tries to convince viewers that gun-free zones are fine, that criminals will obey them

NBC seems to have given out orders to its TV shows to include some anti-gun/pro-gun control mention in them. In this episode of Taken, the show tries to briefly and subtly convey to viewers that gun-free zones work because the criminals won’t disobey the bans. Does anyone seriously think that a group of paid, professional killers couldn’t find some way to get a gun into a hospital?  …

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30 Mar , 2018

Media Bias on guns: Chicago Fire: Does ammunition in a fire pose a real threat to firemen?

In Episode 15 of Season 6 (March 22, 2018), Chicago Fire shows scenes where a man’s ammunition is set off by a fire.  Bullets shoot everywhere, seriously wounding both the man’s mother and a fireman.  (If you don’t mind increasing NBC’s estimated number of people who have watched the show, it can be seen on Hulu here.)

We tried posting about a minute from NBC’s Chicago Fire on YouTube without success. …

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9 Feb , 2018

Media Bias on guns: On “Designated Survivor,” Kiefer Sutherland pushes for universal background checks

In a series of scenes that could have been written by Michael Bloomberg, Designated Survivor keeps making the case for expanded background checks.  No intellectual argument or even an emotional argument is provided against the gun control claims, and those opposing the regulations are treated as dishonest. The question to the president played by Kiefer Sutherland takes a question from a woman whose daughter was killed by a former boyfriend who was in prison.  …

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8 Feb , 2018

Media bias on NBC’s The Black List: Repeating false claims about inexpensive gun, with gun maker offering a bad defense

The Black List showed real bias against guns in the segment titled “The Invisible Hand,” Season 5, episode 13. The show starts off with a group of people accusing a maker of inexpensive guns of being a purveyor of death, that the cheap guns are only designed for use by criminals and that the man making the guns is just in the business to make money off of killing people.…

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3 Feb , 2018

Media bias on NBC’s Chicago PD: telling permit holder threatened by gang members to leave his gun at home, when he doesn’t he is killed

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14 Jan , 2018

An Example from CBS of Media Bias regarding Concealed Handgun Permits

Here is a very short clip of Hawaii Five-O trying to provide an example of a concealed handgun permit holder representing a danger to others.  Other parts of the program show the permit holder as a real jerk and eventually stealing a gun from a police officer and shooting someone.

Despite the impression this show provides, some information on how extremely law-abiding permit holders are is available here and here.…

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