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Hit Me with Your Best Shot: The Economist’s Epic Fail on Guns
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by AWR Hawkins5 Apr 2015259
On April 4, The Economist mocked the NRA and Second Amendment supporters with a column that turned out to be an epic fail because it was built on numbers from a debunked Everytown for Gun Safety study, an erroneous claim that “armor piercing” M855 ammo endangers police, and a not-so-veiled attempt to undercut the push to arm women for self-defense on college campuses.

For example, The Economist quoted Everytown’s numbers to claim “there were at least 95 shootings at American schools and colleges” during “the first two years after Newtown.” Based on these numbers, they claimed the shootings resulted in “45 deaths.”[quote] http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/...l-on-guns/
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[quote]Hit Me with Your Best Shot: The Economist’s Epic Fail on Guns[/quote]
by AWR Hawkins5 Apr 2015259
On April 4, The Economist mocked the NRA and Second Amendment supporters with a column that turned out to be an epic fail because it was built on numbers from a debunked Everytown for Gun Safety study, an erroneous claim that “armor piercing” M855 ammo endangers police, and a not-so-veiled attempt to undercut the push to arm women for self-defense on college campuses.

For example, The Economist quoted Everytown’s numbers to claim “there were at least 95 shootings at American schools and colleges” during “the first two years after Newtown.” Based on these numbers, they claimed the shootings resulted in “45 deaths.”[quote] http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/...l-on-guns/
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Typical. Why complicate a "good" narrative with pesky distractions like facts and truth? Shrug
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Quote:Hit Me with Your Best Shot: The Economist’s Epic Fail on Guns
by AWR Hawkins5 Apr 2015259
On April 4, The Economist mocked the NRA and Second Amendment supporters with a column that turned out to be an epic fail because it was built on numbers from a debunked Everytown for Gun Safety study, an erroneous claim that “armor piercing” M855 ammo endangers police, and a not-so-veiled attempt to undercut the push to arm women for self-defense on college campuses.

For example, The Economist quoted Everytown’s numbers to claim “there were at least 95 shootings at American schools and colleges” during “the first two years after Newtown.” Based on these numbers, they claimed the shootings resulted in “45 deaths.”
Quote: http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/...l-on-guns/

Typical. Why complicate a "good" narrative with pesky distractions like facts and truth? Shrug
Seems like most media doesnt let facts or truth get in the way. Rolling Stone for example.
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The trouble is most people will never see the debunked everytown study because non-gun people don't have the motivation to verify those claims. Non-gunners just put their faith in the brand of the publication. It's like the Nazi's told us; "If you repeat a lie often enough it becomes the truth".
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