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  • There are lots of ways social media outlets can bias political debate

    09/20/2018 9:27:28 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 20, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    There are lots of ways that social media outlets can bias political debates. We have heard of everything from accounts being closed down to deciding what stories are listed as trending. With Facebook using liberal fact-checking organizations such as ABC News, The Associated Press, FactCheck.org, and Politifact, it guarantees political bias. On Friday, Facebook announced that it was going to start applying this fact checking to photos and videos.
  • The Study Saying The U.S. Is The Mecca For Mass Shootings Was Just Taken To The Woodshed

    09/15/2018 8:44:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, it’s another day, and another anti-gun study that’s shoddy . It comes with additional controversy since its author will not release his data or even open himself to questions about his work. In August, the Crime Prevention Research Center’s John Lott took to task an anti-gun study by Adam Lankford, who suggests the U.S. is the mecca for mass shootings, being the epicenter for 31 percent of them ; all of this thanks to our rates of gun ownership. Again, it’s not the criminal’s fault; it’s all about the gun, which apparently has magic powers that forces people...
  • Obama's lies and the lies of the media

    09/14/2018 10:36:21 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 11, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Former President Obama has no shame, but don’t count on the mainstream media to tell you this. They are in on the deception. His talk at the University of Illinois on Friday contained all of the divisive rhetoric that he and the mainstream press accuse President Trump of engaging in.
  • Mass Shootings in America: Anatomy of a Hyped Statistic

    09/08/2018 10:56:35 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 7 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 4, 2018 | Carl M. Cannon
    Three years ago, which means it was before the mass murders at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs -- but after Sandy Hook Elementary and Fort Hood -- a University of Alabama professor sought to answer a chilling public policy question: Do countries other than the U.S. experience anything approaching America’s mayhem at the hands of shooters who randomly slaughter people in public places?
  • Rahm Emanuel's Problems Were His Own Creation

    09/08/2018 10:45:11 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 5, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Chicago’s rampant crime rate left Rahm Emanuel with little choice but to withdraw from the city’s mayoral race. One recent poll showed that only 31% would vote for his re-election, and 62% wanted to vote for someone else.
  • Why Civility In Politics Won't Be Getting Better

    09/08/2018 10:39:15 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 3, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Politicians at Senator McCain’s funeral were bemoaning the loss of civility in politics, and Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing this week for the Supreme Court surely promises to prove that. There definitely has been a decline in political civility in recent years. Some say it started with Robert Bork’s 1987 Supreme Court confirmation battle.
  • Mass Shootings in America: Anatomy of a Hyped Statistic

    09/04/2018 6:21:24 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 5 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 4, 2018 | Carl Cannon
    Three years ago, which means it was before the mass murders at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs -- but after Sandy Hook Elementary and Fort Hood -- a University of Alabama professor sought to answer a chilling public policy question: Do countries other than the U.S. experience anything approaching America’s mayhem at the hands of shooters who randomly slaughter people in public places? The researcher’s name is Adam Lankford, and his answer was unequivocal. No, it only happens here, he proclaimed in a much-quoted 2016 academic paper. America, he said, stands alone. From...
  • Facebook prevents us from advertising Fox News stories about our research on shootings

    09/03/2018 6:24:38 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 21 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | September 3, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Our attempts this week to put up ads on Facebook produced some disturbing results. Facebook treated a news link from Fox News and a link to our website very differently, even though both contained the same information. We have previously been prevented many times from linking to our Fox News opinion pieces, but we hadn’t thought about the issue of systematic bias against Fox News until the events of this week.
  • Major study claiming U.S. has most mass shootings is completely BOGUS: Report

    08/31/2018 12:15:06 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 7 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/31/18 | USA Features
    Fiction: A major paper released in 2016 and often cited by the gun-hating Left claiming that the United States has the highest rate of mass shootings is completely bogus, according to a new report that examined the data and methodology. The Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC), founded by noted criminologist John Lott, Jr., said that the paper, written by Adam Lankford, got massive national and international coverage when it was first published. Even former President Obama referenced Lankford’s claims to justify calls for ‘sensible gun control.’
  • Shock study: U.S. had far fewer mass shootings than previously reported

    08/30/2018 10:13:03 AM PDT · by CPRC · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    A shock 2016 study argued that the U.S. accounted for nearly one-third of all mass shootings, sparking global headlines about the dangers of an American gun culture. Now another researcher says the original study “botched” the data. John R. Lott Jr., president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, crunched the numbers and said his count shows that the U.S. had less than 3 percent of the world’s mass public shootings over a 15-year period. That is smaller than the 4.6 percent of the world’s population that the U.S. accounts for — and way less than the 31 percent of global...
  • Study claiming US is home of one-third of mass-shooters worldwide debunked; figure less than 3%

    09/01/2018 8:24:42 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 1, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    A widely-popularized study adopted by the Obama administration claiming the U.S. has by far the most mass public shooters in the world has been criticized and dismissed by new research. John. R. Lott Jr., president of the Crime Prevention Research Center and the author of the new study, has always been skeptical of the research by Adam Lankford, a professor at the University of Alabama, whose work gained special prominence after then-President Barack Obama cited his study in remarks about the San Bernardino attack in December 2015.
  • Shock study: U.S. had far fewer mass shootings than previously reported

    08/31/2018 7:45:41 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    A shock 2016 study argued that the U.S. accounted for nearly one-third of all mass shootings, sparking global headlines about the dangers of an American gun culture. Now another researcher says the original study “botched” the data.
  • On Kavanaugh and Guns

    08/26/2018 12:06:12 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 23, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Gun control advocates are extremely distressed by President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun rights group, Everytown for Gun Safety, fears that “Judge Kavanaugh has applied an extreme and dangerous interpretation of the Second Amendment when determining whether a law is constitutional, one that does not take into account a law’s impact on public safety.”
  • ‘Mass shooting’ reported at Jacksonville Landing in Florida at another Gun-free zone

    08/26/2018 12:05:30 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 168 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | August 26, 2018 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    News 4 Jacksonville reports: "Sources say at least eleven people have been shot and four are dead after a shooting at the Jacksonville Landing Sunday afternoon. Police urge everyone to stay away from the area because it is not safe. Early reports say they were shot inside a game room at the Chicago Pizza and others may have been wounded in the gunfire. . . ." The Jacksonville Landing "Rules of Conduct" ban permitted concealed handguns on their grounds: "Possession of a weapon, even if legally carried (except by law enforcement officers) is absolutely prohibited on Landing property." Don't expect the media...
  • Anti-Trump media can't handle 'the truth' as it piles on Giuliani comment

    08/21/2018 10:33:59 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 21, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    The anti-Trump media are in an uproar about a comment by President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday that “truth isn’t truth.” News reports have taken Giuliani’s comment completely out of context – showing that many in the media really don’t care about the truth.
  • Data duel: Are gun-free zones really safer?

    08/21/2018 10:27:43 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 19, 2018 | David Sherfinski
    Children are heading back to school with the debate over gun safety still raging six months after the Parkland massacre — and no issue is more heated than whether gun-free zones make students safer or more endangered. Led by President Trump, gun rights backers are increasingly on the offensive, pushing to roll back the general policy consensus, enshrined in federal law, that guns and schools generally don’t mix.
  • New study finds growing demand for concealed handgun permits

    08/21/2018 10:21:26 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2018 | Robert Gearty
    The number of permits to carry concealed weapons in the U.S. has jumped to more than 17.25 million this year, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center. That’s an increase of 890,000 since last year, according to the gun advocacy research group, which has found that the growth in permits has been continuous over the years.
  • Hyperbole, Not Trump, Put the Media's Life in Danger

    08/21/2018 10:14:38 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 19, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    How are Obama’s comments such as Fox News being “destructive” to the country different than President Trump saying that “Fake News” is the “enemy of the people”? Yet, the media’s dire warnings about Trump in just the last couple of weeks could almost fill an entire book.
  • Anti-Trump media can't handle 'the truth' as it piles on Giuliani comment

    08/20/2018 1:49:20 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 20 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    The anti-Trump media are in an uproar about a comment by President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday that “truth isn’t truth.” News reports have taken Giuliani’s comment completely out of context – showing that many in the media really don’t care about the truth. As part of the media pile-on attacking Giuliani, a former New York City mayor, CNN’s Brian Stelter warned: “For a part of the country’s population, the truth is not the truth anymore. President Trump’s accomplishment has been to destroy the notion of the commonly accepted set of facts. The truth is...
  • The Media Is Encouraging Violence Against Themselves

    08/12/2018 10:55:59 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 8, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    The media keeps claiming that President Trump is encouraging violence against them. But the media are not the true victims here, and they will largely have themselves to blame if violence does befall them. Talking about Trump, MSNBC's Katy Tur said last Friday: "Yeah, we get it, you don't like us. Fine. But do you have to put our lives in danger?"