Super Bowl of Dishonesty: Michael Bloomberg Spends Big to Lie to America

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Michael Bloomberg Spends Big to Lie to America
Michael Bloomberg Spends Big to Lie to America

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Earlier this month, Michael Bloomberg added to the quarter billion dollar tally he has spent pursuing the Democrat presidential nomination with an $11 million ad that aired during the Super Bowl. It was his highest-profile effort to date in a relentless media blitz meant to familiarize Americans with his name and a “life story” that is more PR ad copy than actual biography. But the ad was perhaps more revealing than Bloomberg intended, showing him to be long on dishonesty and emotional manipulation and short on facts and substance.

Bloomberg himself barely appears in the 60-second commercial. Most of the airtime features the mother of an aspiring football player whose son was killed.

There is no question that a grieving mother has a compelling emotional impact, and no one can blame the woman for wanting to tell her son’s story or to try to make a difference that will spare others a similar experience.

What is blameworthy, however, is Bloomberg’s exploitation of the woman’s personal tragedy to intentionally mislead the public.

While the woman described her loss, a graphic then appeared on the screen, stating, “2,900 CHILDREN DIE FROM GUN VIOLENCE EVERY YEAR.”

There is nothing in the commercial that explains what policies Michael Bloomberg is promoting that would have prevented the family’s tragedy or that would prevent similar tragedies in the future. The ad gives no information on the circumstances of the son’s death, other than that someone shot him.

But the obvious takeaway is that children like this young athlete are at a high risk of being killed, and only Michael Bloomberg has the moxie and know-how to stop it.

It’s clear that Michael Bloomberg himself knows next to nothing about firearms. In fact, when he began his political career with a run for New York City Mayor in 2001, Bloomberg didn’t know how to answer a question about the Second Amendment because he didn’t know what it was.

But even Michael Bloomberg knows that adults are not the same thing as children. And according to multiple media stories debunking his Super Bowl ad, his figure about “children” dying from “gun violence” inflates the number nearly 100% by including the high-risk category of 18- and 19-year-old adults.

An article by FactCheck.org., for example, claims the misleading statistic is based on information from Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun-control group that is funded primarily by the billionaire Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg’s “source,” in other words, is actually propaganda that he himself paid to generate.

But even Everytown was more honest than the ad itself, claiming in a 2019 fact sheet, “Annually, nearly 2,900 children and teens (ages 0 to 19) are shot and killed … .” That figure that comes from averaging Centers for Disease Control Data from 2013 to 2017.

FactCheck.org explains that when 18- and 19-year-old adults are omitted from the data, the figure drops to 1,499. So the Bloomberg ad nearly doubles the number of minors who succumb annually to gunshot injuries to come up with a figure for “children.”

Again, these deaths are lamentable, but they are not what Bloomberg claims. What the ad did establish is that Michael Bloomberg cannot be trusted to tell the truth even on his own signature policy issue and that he will, in fact, spend huge sums of money to lie to the American public for his own political benefit.


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OneEyeOpen
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OneEyeOpen

A government big enough to give you everything you want, Is strong enough to take everything you have. “The policy of the American government is to leave it’s citizens free, neither restraining them nor aiding them in their pursuits.”- Thomas Jefferson “Educate and inform the whole mass of people… they are the only sure alliance for the preservation of our liberty”.- Thomas Jefferson “The duty of the patriot to protect his country from it’s government”.- Thomas Paine American patriots need a “new” defender of the Constitution. Time to retire the old blood of the NRA as it has finally been… Read more »

ColdeadHands75
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ColdeadHands75

He just proves how completely brainwashed and easily manipulated liberals are!

PMinFl
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PMinFl

It might be a better policy to have mothers (and fathers if they can be found, and care)bring up their “children” to avoid challenging a gang banger who “dissed” the “child” gang banger. Or at least don’t go to a gun fight without a gun.

Circle8
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Circle8

This BLOOMING MORON lies more than BIDEN and that requires hard work to fool the public. He has been lying for decades and has hit new levels when he was leading NYC to drink smaller colas and do other stupid things. He claims he hates guns but his body guard stooges carry as many as the Secret Service on Presidential Duty.

loveaduck
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loveaduck

The “armed bodyguards” statement is, IMO, bogus. Rich and famous do need them because without them they’re far more liable to be robbed, shot or their families threatened. After that those like Bloomie feel free to lie like rugs.

StWayne
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StWayne

Lies! Lies! Lies, and more lies! The first thing to take note of with the left is that if their lips are moving, they’re lying. I recently saw a commercial with Mitt Romney trying to pull off through acting what an emotional wreck looks like. In it, he was talking about how hard it was for him to come to terms with voting to impeach the President, and how he struggled with his God to come to that conclusion because it was “the right one.” This, just as sure as it’s true that Nancy Pelosi, Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff,… Read more »

cav2108
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cav2108

This dogpile isn’t REALLY running for anything except gun control and Bill of Rights infringements. Pretending to run for office allows him to dump his expensive propaganda against conservatives and the Constitution without any of the restraints that limit contributions to a particular candidate. Notice he doesn’t say anything that could detract from ANY democrat position? Just non-stop anti-conservative, anti-Trump, anti-gun, anti-Constitution, pro-leftist, pro-big government, propaganda. This devious weasel can also tell non-stop LIES without any blowback because the is “running for office and these are “political” ads”. This dogpile isn’t interested in getting elected. He doesn’t want to waste… Read more »

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

Bloomturd is a dual citizen loyal to his tribe and his tribe only. He cares nothing about rights because he is a psychopathic control freak that sees our ownership of firearms as a threat to his existence. HE IS RIGHT. The armed slaves have been rattling their pitchforks and lighting their torches and may very soon storm the Bloomturd castles and fill them full of copper plated lead high velocity liberty teeth.

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DrRon
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DrRon

couldn’t have said it better myself. thank you and bless you and everyone.

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CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

I don’t get the pic DrRon? Is that a selfie or what?

Jim jr.
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Jim jr.

Democrat’s poster boy !!!!

Doszap
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Doszap

He’s a Progressive Commie Globalist, and a Dem.Have you ever known ANY DEM Progressives to NOT LIE?,

Loricatus Lupus
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Loricatus Lupus

Look up the “kid” killed in the ad. He’s a gang banger that started the confrontation that lead to him getting shot.

Doszap
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Doszap

Yep, and they always SLAP on the MSM pics of the dead perps when they were 10-13yrs old leading the public SHEEPLE to think that’s the baby innocent that was viciously murdered.

Tionico
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Tionico

like they did, and still do, with darlin baby boy sweet Trayvon (all the sweeter because where he is he can’t burgle, beat up, steal, pounce upon, ground and pound, or lie to anyone any more)

Will Flatt
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Bloomturd is doing what Bloomturd does. This is nothing new and the NFL has been antigun for a long time. NRA, FIRE WAYNE & PUT OUT YOUR HQ DUMPSTER FIRE!!

If you’re a gun owner & patronize pro football in any way, SHAME ON YOU, FUDD!!

Doszap
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Doszap

Join the GOA if you haven’t already, the NR is in serious legal troubles and may not make it thanks to corrupt leadership and have illegally spent funds,501c4’s go by rules, the NRA has broken many.Not to mention La Pierre’s $25,000 suits.
NRA spends 30-40 million on 8 page full color mailers to members begging, and it costs as much for the mailers or more than they get in return.NRA GET YOUR CHIT TOGETHER!.

Will Flatt
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I’ve been a GOA lifer for more than 15 years. Hard agree on all you said!

Jim jr.
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Jim jr.

Nascar is going down the same road !

Will Flatt
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True! They just started down the dark side… turning away from their roots. Rejecting all gun ads for the indefinite future.

truthman
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truthman

Patriots in Florida Wake up Bloomberg has already bought our State Senate Republican Leader! Bill Galvano Republican Senate President. Bloomberg is using him to destroy the Florida Republican Party! Look at the amount of Money Bloomberg gave to Galvano’s pac To write SB-7028. Dates and Details: 10/26/18 Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund P. O. Box 4184 New York NY 10163 political org. 300,000.00 09/04/18 Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund P. O. Box 4184 New York NY 10163 political org. 200,000.00 This Radio station is right in galvanoes Home District Call The Morning Road Show with Phil Dann’s Deplorables… Read more »

Doszap
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Doszap

Bloomberg is a useless human piece of excrement ,and is a traitor to America.He need to be hung with 2′ of rope(all you would need).

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

2′ of rope all you need….ROTFLMFGO!

macdog
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macdog

@ lion make sure Soros, the Nazi sympathizer, is with him. They can hold hands and swing together.