Media Bias

At Real Clear Politics: TV Shows Push Gun Control Myths — in Sync With Biden

18 Feb , 2021  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece on media bias at Real Clear Politics.

Last week, the Biden administration promised gun control groups that it will soon roll out a massive push for limits on firearm purchases and other measures. President Biden reiterated that promise on Sunday. And the television networks aren’t waiting to lay the groundwork for this effort.

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CBS is obsessed with showing criminals using machine guns in crime shows: Magnum PI does it again

18 Feb , 2021   Video

In an opening scene, Magnum PI has Thomas Magnum dreaming about yet another machine gun attack against him (Season 3, Episode 7, February 5, 2021). Given the number of machine gun attacks against Magnum in the series, this is an entirely reasonable concern on his part.

As the Crime Prevention Research Center has pointed out many times, television crime shows seem to think criminals are constantly using machine guns to shoot people.…

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CBS’s NCIS LA again shows bad things happen if you own a gun

18 Feb , 2021   Video

This episode of CBS’s NCIS LA pushes a common Michael Bloomberg theme on women and guns (Season 12 Episode 10, February 14, 2021). A woman explains to the NCIS LA agents that she has a gun for protection, but the gun was stolen. She says that she never thought that one of the people she knew would steal it, and Marty Deeks (played by Eric Christian Olsen) says in exasperation: “We never do.”…

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CBS’s NCIS LA again confuses AR-15s with machine guns

15 Feb , 2021   Video

As the Crime Prevention Research Center has pointed out many times, television crime shows seem to think criminals are constantly using machine guns to commit crime. This episode of CBS’s NCIS LA (Season 12, Episode 8, January 10, 2021) has an agent warn: “those are AR-15s.” The gun then fires like a machine gun.…

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CBS follows Bloomberg’s Everytown on the Dangers of “Ghost Guns”

15 Feb , 2021   Video

“Ghost guns” are homemade guns. It is already illegal for people to sell these guns because they don’t have serial numbers. Guns are pretty simple items to build. You can build a shotgun with a few sections of pipe and a nail. Requiring background checks on all parts of guns has been one of the goals of Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown.…

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CBS Television show again pushing the supposed dangers of guns in the home

13 Feb , 2021   Video

On CBS’s Magnum PI (S3 E8 February 12 2021), a twelve-year-old steals his father’s gun from a bedside table and accidentally shoots his ten-year-old brother. The message is parents should be afraid of guns in the home even if the parent is at home. But this again greatly exaggerates the dangers of guns in the home.…

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Never a successful Civilian defensive gun use on NBC: Woman fails to use a gun to protect herself

4 Feb , 2021   Video

NBC’s Chicago PD has a long history of trying to convince people that they shouldn’t try to use a gun defensively. When gang members threatened a civilian, the police tried to convince him to leave his gun at home (Season 5, Episode 13, 2018). When he doesn’t, it results in him getting murdered.…

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More CBS Bias Against Guns: Even A Locked Gun Safe Doesn’t Stop A Daughter From using a Father’s Gun in a mass public shooting

3 Feb , 2021   Video

On CBS’s FBI Most Wanted (S2 E4 January 19, 2021), a woman steals his father’s gun from a lock box at home and attempts a mass public shooting. The father attempts to justify owning the gun to protect his family, but the message is obvious: parents may think that they have a gun for safety, but the gun will be used for bad purposes and they should be afraid of guns in the home even if they are locked in a safe.…

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Time after time, CBS Television shows have mass public shooters using machine guns, White Supremacists doing the attack

2 Feb , 2021   Video

Does CBS think that all mass public shooters, indeed all criminals, use machine guns? CBS’s SWAT (S4 E8 January 27, 2021) once again has machine guns used in a mass public shooting. And once again the people doing the mass public shooting are “right-wing,” white supremacists, but that is not even remotely close to being the case (see here and here).…

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CBS TV show has yet another mass public shooting by white racists using machine guns

1 Feb , 2021   Video

Does CBS think that all mass public shooters, indeed all criminals, use machine guns? CBS’s FBI Most Wanted (S2 E5 Jan 26, 2021) once again has a machine gun used in a mass public shooting. The weapon is referred to in the show as “an assault weapon.” Lots of discussions about the “New Patriots trying to start a race war.”…

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