Elite News Media Can’t Stop Lying About Guns in America

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Elite News Media Can’t Stop Lying About Guns in America

U.S.A.– -(AmmoLand.com)- The mainstream media lies to us. They feed us propaganda. They don’t want us to know that gun ownership is widespread and that armed defense is common. I was at a conference for minor-media this weekend. There, an associate talked about being turned away from most of his local news stations because “we don’t run pro-gun stories. No self-defense.” Let me show you where the propaganda starts at the top.

Dr. John Lott looked at the five largest newspapers in the US. They ran a single self-defense story for every 1300 stories of criminal activity with a gun. (more here)

The good news, and there is some good news, is that we know better. We caught major US newspapers lying to us. We have data that comes from outside the media bubble. We can actually measure the amount of media distortion.

We use a firearm for defense far more often than the thugs use guns during a crime. We legally defend ourselves about four times more often than a criminal uses a gun to threaten or injure us (467 thousand criminal incidents vs 1.4-2.3 million defensive gun uses).

We can quantify the media exaggeration. Honest reporting would tell us when we were attacked and also tell us when we defended ourselves. That isn’t what we get from the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, or the Wall Street Journal. Each time it occurs, these major US newspapers were over 5 thousand times more likely to run a story of victimization than defense. Distortions of that magnitude can’t be an accident. That censorship is the result of deliberate editorial policy.

That is serious. That biased reporting distorts public perception of violence and defense. It twists public policy, and it isn’t an accident. Media propaganda isn’t a fault, but a deliberate feature that was bought and paid for.

Anti-gun billionaires paid millions of dollars to twist the news. They ran “educational” conferences for the media on how to report self-defense as “gun violence”. They also pay propagandists to recommend movie and TV scripts that distort the truth about civilian self-defense.

You can prove it to yourself. We defend ourselves more often than the police, and ordinary citizens make fewer mistakes with a gun than the police. So, when was the last time you saw an honest portrayal of armed defense on the TV cop dramas where an ordinary person used a firearm responsibly? I couldn’t find a single one.

Media apologists have said that self-defense isn’t news. I disagree. The biased media buries armed defense stories even in incidents where armed citizens stopped mass murder. Again, the media was too busy lying about us and our neighbors to report the truth.

I’m reminded of the Chinese immigrant who said he never watched the news when he was in China because he knew the news was filled with lies. Again, let me close by sharing some good news. We’re walking away from the lying media. CNN lost half its viewers in the last year.

Find real news and listen past the lies.


About Rob Morse

The original article is posted here. Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, at Second Call Defense, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob was an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.Rob Morse

 

 

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Denny
Denny
10 days ago

When Ted sold out CNN died.

Russn8r
Russn8r
10 days ago
Reply to  Denny

Ted sold out long before CNN died. Did PR for foreign tyrants in return for access. Went fishing with Fidel Castro & said what a great guy he is. Just like us! Likes to fish! Good times!

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Tank
Tank
11 days ago

UK Crown & Freemasonry manages & runs the UK/UN anti-gun agenda. Iconic “Pistol Barrel tied in a knot” statue lies proof of that known fact. Anybody ever seen any law to take it down ? Crickets chirping.. Progressive/liberals & tyrants will remove or destroy statues of American cultural history & never blink an eye or give reflective pause about events – platitudes about what that period or statue they destroyed represented or how it came to be. More importantly why are other statues of equal importance never give the whole truth about how they came to be or represent. Why… Read more »

Cruiser
Cruiser
11 days ago

The problem started when the Communist Party infitrated our colleges. From that time on students were taught not how to think, but what to think, The result is the MSM bombarding the low information voters with their lies.
Now they have infiltrated our public schools, teaching things like CRT &
Gender bending, producing functional illiterates.

swmft
swmft
10 days ago
Reply to  Cruiser

problem is older than that, “remember the maine” ethics is not taught it is either part of you or not. some people will steal without need (paris hilton comes to mind) and others will not take without being offered. I know a girl who’s mother used her baby carriage to shoplift, she wont take or touch anything she cant afford (guilt for what her mother did?) and have known people who went to church to atone for stealing (have overheard confessional) there is a quote I was told as a child in the 50s that is far older your name… Read more »

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nrringlee
nrringlee
11 days ago

The Bolsheviks and Maoists of the Progressive New Left, and that is the totality of the Progressive New Left cannot debate issues. They know it. They lose in reasoned debate. Their prescriptions for America do not measure up to any critical analysis. That is why they must engage in not so subtle propaganda and silencing campaigns to flood the population with false narratives. They have know this since their Weather Underground days and stick to this model of dominating the corporate media and educational channels. They cannot allow for alternative views and voices. This is exactly why they adopted Saul… Read more »

Montana454Casull
Montana454Casull
11 days ago

I don’t read newspapers , I refuse to watch national news due to thier lies and dishonest narratives. I refuse to be brainwashed or led down the road of deception by these dishonest communist propaganda machines . They have all taken on the role of the boy who cried wolf ! Zero credibility is thier legacy now !

swmft
swmft
10 days ago

they cant even get the weather correct

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
11 days ago

You mean to say the PROPAGANDIST ARM of the CCP IS in a decline due to being CAUGHT — DISTORTING and/or LYING about the TRUTH?!?!?!? I wonder how many more millions of Americans will comprehend this FACT!

Autsin Miller III
Autsin Miller III
11 days ago

No thinking person puts any confidence in the MSM. Like many 3rd world countries, the media is the propaganda tool of the Progressives. Those who agree with them believe everything they say. As long as there are no financial consequences nothing will change. We MUST stop supporting them, Hollywierd and the anti gun companies like Walmart etc.

WI Patriot
WI Patriot
11 days ago

IF they were to stop lying, the narrative would die…

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
11 days ago
Reply to  WI Patriot

They cant stop because that is how they bend and warp minds while controlling the weak minded in addition to adding to their sheeple flock because they have the majority of outlets spewing lies and todays new narrative along with the word of the day on a continuous basis. Have you noticed that even fox has bought in? There are a group of children from sacramento that are stuck there and they never mention them when they are talking about people left behind and obidens broken promise to get everyone who wants out, out!!! If the demonrats are all about… Read more »

Russn8r
Russn8r
11 days ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

I wouldn’t say “even Fox”. Fox is owned by the globalist anti-gun open-immigration Murdochs.

Oldman
Oldman
11 days ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

We here in WA state are right up there with Oregone. Now that Insley and Ferguson are under investigation for all kinds of horse manure, we ‘normal’ folk have got a slim chance again.

nrringlee
nrringlee
11 days ago
Reply to  Oldman

Sorry. Speaking as a Washington native who left many years ago you have no chance. None. Every time one of these Progressive New Left clowns takes a hit he or she is replaced by three more who are just as bad or worse. Look at New York. That is where the Evergreen State is.

swmft
swmft
11 days ago
Reply to  nrringlee

sad but true , Mass. is sliding into the abyss too ,hard to believe a revolution started here because government went to take guns , people say it was about cannon; no it was the powder stored in those locations. black powder is explosive,and can be unstable, so people only kept small amounts at home, a powder flask or two seldom more take the powder (ammo) gun is just a club they are doing that now!

Tank
Tank
11 days ago
Reply to  Oldman

Not as long as Elections are rigged you don’t. FDR already told the American people POTUS’s are SELECTED not ELECTED. It’s the American people who continues to allow the Shadow Government to run ruck-shod all over them & freedoms, rights over & over cycle after cycle bitching all the way but never doing anything about it. German Intel STASI calls this ZERZEITSUNG.

Ignorance, complacency & apathy are the biggest enemies of Freedom. If people want real change read & research & follow that path of truth.

You won’t find it on the cell phone or Zionist conTROLLed MSM news.