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Thursday, December 03, 2015

Liars, damned liars, and the Washington Post



Steve Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon exposed the laziness and bias of CBS, MSNBC, and at least four major newspapers in covering yesterday's massacre in San Bernardino:
Many national news outlets shared mass shooting statistics derived from an anti-gun subsection of the social media site Reddit on Tuesday despite the fact that those numbers clash with a related official standard cited by the FBI.
The New York Times, the Washington Post, Boston Globe, CBS News, MSNBC, and Newsday all claimed that the shooting in San Bernardino, California was the 355th mass shooting this year. The number was also shared on cable news during coverage of the shooting. The figure is derived from a group of activists who run a “subreddit” named “Guns Are Cool.”
The “Guns are Cool” site describes a mass shooting as any event where four or more people, including the shooter, are injured. This is a looser criteria than the FBI definition of mass murder, which it describes “as a number of murders (four or more) occurring during the same incident, with no distinctive time period between the murders.”
Under the FBI standard only 21 of the 355 shootings identified by the anti-gun group qualify as mass murder with a firearm.
Inexcusable. Reddit is an anonymous chat and post area, about as reliable for information as a middle school lunchroom. Liberals lie knowing their lies will live on forever on the Internet.

Is the number 355 even real using their definition?

6 comments:

  1. Liberals/Lefties/Progressives always lie when they think they can or should.

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    1. Wrong. Lying is their default mode of communication.

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  2. "Guns Are Cool" is a real POS. I did a post on them a few months ago. When an armed citizen defends his home and family and shoots three criminals in the process, they call it a "mass shooting" and throw it in their count.

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  3. I dunno Don. If you add up the body count each weekend in Chicago, you might get as many as a couple of hundred mass killings each year. But then normal curiosity should raise the question about the underlying cause of so many homegrown killings in one city alone...a city that has pretty tough gun laws to begin with. I say, guns don't kill people. Drugs kill people. Liberal policies kill people. And, although the science isn't settled, I'd say on the basis of the murder statistics that melanin kills people.

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    1. Good point. They won't clean up Chicago because the money and the muscle come from the black drug trade

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    2. Don't forget the unions, public and private.

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