Mainstream Media Bias Peeking Through?

3 Feb

From PA Pundits International Blog:  [Bolding is mine]

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ABC’s Deceiving Gun Report

The propagandists over at ABC are out with a new investigative report on the dangers of firearms inside the home: “7,391 children [are] rushed to the hospital every year with … gun injuries,” mused anchor Diane Sawyer, citing a new study from the journal Pediatrics, and “453 of those children die at the hospital.”

As usual, however, the report leaves out some important disclaimers: The study’s definition of “children” includes anyone under the age of 20. Apparently when it comes to exploiting the dangers of gun ownership, you’re considered a child halfway through college. (Yet those in puberty are considered “adult” enough to make coherent decisions regarding sex, birth control and sexual orientation?) Secondly, Sawyer failed to mention that 2,149 of the incidents were from accidental or negligent discharges, 270 were attempted suicides, and the remaining 4,559 were criminal assaults (gangs, anyone?). Talk about a gross distortion of the facts.

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Diane Sawyer should be real proud of her tough, objective journalism.

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2 Responses to “Mainstream Media Bias Peeking Through?”

  1. Joseph Edward Wages February 4, 2014 at 8:30 am #

    Don’t bother me with facts, my mind is made up. And, I have my agenda.

    • illero February 4, 2014 at 5:31 pm #

      Right. I don’t know why it continues to amaze me that smart people can have such tunnel vision, but it does. It’s actually kind of scary — it makes me wonder what my own blind spots are.

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