Long before we launched Armed American News, my friend and cofounder, Mark Walters, and I would complain about the mainstream media’s mistreatment of guns, gun owners and anything related to the Second Amendment. The meetings usually lasted for hours and involved a lot of bourbon and tobacco – cigars for Mark, dip for me.
Neither of us could come up with a single issue, other than guns, where the media knows so little, but acts like they know so much. They’re ignorant, biased and they just don’t care.
If you look for it, you’ll see examples of the mainstream media’s anti-gun bias every day. It’s in every single story they write about guns – every single one.
The bias can take many forms – inaccuracy, editorializing, nonsense like the chainsaw bayonet – but most often it involves statistics from dubious sources, such as the Gun Violence Archive or Bloomberg’s Astro-turf groups.
“If you look for it, you’ll see examples of the mainstream media’s anti-gun bias every day. It’s in every single story they write about guns – every single one.”
The most recent example is a “news” story from PBS, titled: “Domestic violence shelters are swamped. Experts worry surging gun sales could make things worse.”
It was written by Corey Meador, MD, for the PBS NewsHour.
The good doctor may be board certified in family medicine as he claims, but he doesn’t know bupkis about guns or reporting.
In his “news” story, he conflates domestic violence with gun ownership, as have a myriad of reporters, but that is not his worst sin.
To buttress his spurious argument that the recent increase in firearms sales will result in more domestic violence, Dr. Meador cites data from both Giffords and Everytown is if it’s gospel.
Here’s a newsflash, doc, from a real journalist, not someone who plays one on TV during the NewsHour: Their data is flawed. It’s biased. It’s inaccurate. It can’t be trusted. They’re activists, not researchers. It’s propaganda, and they’re probably laughing at you for using it.
My advice, stick to family medicine, doc. As a journalist, you’re guilty of some serious malpractice.
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