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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