Media Matters Continues Smear Campaign On Economist John Lott

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Media Matters and George Soros Deletes Comments By John Lott
Crime Prevention Research Center
Crime Prevention Research Center

Colorado –-( Kristin Tate has this article at

Media Matters ( @mmfa on Twitter) has long advertised to the public a commitment to fighting misinformation on the internet, but lately the group seems to be creating misinformation of its own.

The nonprofit generally targets Republicans and is regularly cited by pundits and news outlets. More recently, the group engaged in what could best be called a smear campaign against John Lott, an economist, firearms researcher, and Founder of the Crime Prevention Research Center. For more than a decade, Lott has developed a unique public profile as an expert on guns and society, who combines advocacy with substantial data and academic rigor.

John Lott
John Lott

Media Matters has devoted 87 posts to attacking Lott during a seven year span, with the objective of discrediting him personally and countering the guns rights movement. Making this situation interesting is that Media Matters, in its campaign against Lott, has apparently crossed the boundary from reporting misinformation to systematically generating it.

In seven years of writing about Lott and referring to his work, the organization prevented Lott from speaking out on his own behalf on the site, despite his consistent endeavors to do so. When Lott tried to leave comments on Media Matters articles, a site administrator deleted them. Other comments never got posted at all.

In one instance the site even deleted comments from Lott, in which he explained to Media Matters readers why his eyebrows are disfigured due to surgery he had when he was young.

Media Matters Deletes Comments By John Lott
Media Matters Deletes Comments By John Lott

Media Matters did not correct the commenting issue after Lott made repeated attempts to personally reach out to the group’s staff members. . . .

The rest of the article is continued here.

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Is it true that in his youth George Soros worked in the camps?