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The Washington Post Proclaims Who Is Responsible for Murder Spikes, and They Are Laughably Wrong
RedState ^ | July 16, 2020 | Bonchie

Posted on 07/16/2020 10:17:41 AM PDT by sickoflibs

When Bari Weiss wrote in her resignation letter from The New York Times earlier in the week that editors at these liberal publications start at a narrative and work backward, she perfectly summarized everything that is wrong with the media.

The Washington Post decided to go out and prove her even more correct this morning by publishing what is one of the worst, most poorly cited articles I’ve ever read.

Tweet : The Washington Post "Analysis: Spring gun-buying binge, fueled by social upheaval, leads to spike in violent crime, new research shows Americans purchased millions more guns than usual this spring, spurred in large part by racial animosity stoked by widespread protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, as well as anxiety over the effects of the covid-19 pandemic. That gun-buying binge is associated with a significant increase in gun violence across the United States."

Perhaps the author of this piece doesn’t know what associated is? It delineates some kind of direct connection. I ate hot wings last night and live in the United States. Am I now “associated” with the recent spike in gun violence across the country?

(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2020election; 2ndamendment; banglist; blm; civilunrest; crime; districtofcolumbia; dnctalkingpoint; dnctalkingpoints; election2020; jeffbezos; media; mediawingofthednc; nra; partisanmediashills; presstitutes; secondamendment; smearmachine; upsidedownworld; washingtoncompost; washingtonpost
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Says 'it's Americans buying guns due to their racial animosity stoked by widespread protests'

It's you folks who live no-where near the murders buying guns reacting to peaceful protests that are the cause of the murders.

Also says it's 'anxiety over the effects of the covid-19 pandemic'

1 posted on 07/16/2020 10:17:41 AM PDT by sickoflibs
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To: sickoflibs

At this point, they’re just engaging in libel. Disgusting.


2 posted on 07/16/2020 10:18:55 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy (;-,)
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RE:”At this point, they’re just engaging in libel. Disgusting.”

Is there something new about that ?

3 posted on 07/16/2020 10:20:40 AM PDT by sickoflibs (BREAKING NEWS: BLM cures COVID-19, it's safe to go out and protest Trump again.)
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To: sickoflibs

They abandoned even the pretense of objectivity long ago, but now they don’t even try to be subtle with their propaganda. They’re making MSNBC seem fair and balanced, by comparison.


4 posted on 07/16/2020 10:23:14 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy (;-,)
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To: sickoflibs

Just doing what WaComPost does best.....


5 posted on 07/16/2020 10:23:32 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: sickoflibs

Their lies would be downright laughable if they didn’t wield power in shaping public opinion.


6 posted on 07/16/2020 10:25:00 AM PDT by An Appeal to Heaven
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To: sickoflibs

So all the people doing the violent crimes, including shooting law enforcement officers were wearing MAGA hats? Don’t think so.


7 posted on 07/16/2020 10:25:35 AM PDT by Perseverando (Antifa, BLM, Progressives, Islamonazis, Statists, Commies, DemoKKKrats: It's a Godlessness disorder.)
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RE:”So all the people doing the violent crimes, including shooting law enforcement officers were wearing MAGA hats?”

Yes you racist baby killer, Wash-Post has your picture

8 posted on 07/16/2020 10:27:48 AM PDT by sickoflibs (BREAKING NEWS: BLM cures COVID-19, it's safe to go out and protest Trump again.)
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To: sickoflibs

freedom of speech does not include falsely screaming incendiary “fire” in a crowded public theatre

maybe
freedom of the press does not include falsely screaming incendiary lies in our public square

its made much more dangerous yet by the trend towards monopolistic market control over our national political news with most of the available outlets (TV/radio/internet even) controlled by far, far leftist/commie type special interests


9 posted on 07/16/2020 10:32:13 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (Politicians are not born, they’re excreted. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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Yes you racist baby killer, Wash-Post has your picture

Yes, and now you have my picture, too. Find Waldo Perseverando. LOL!

10 posted on 07/16/2020 10:34:29 AM PDT by Perseverando (Antifa, BLM, Progressives, Islamonazis, Statists, Commies, DemoKKKrats: It's a Godlessness disorder.)
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To: Perseverando
RE:”Yes, and now you have my picture, too. Find Waldo Perseverando. LOL!”

Nice picture but...

It can't be you.

Our trusted honest media told us that everyone at that rally died of COVID after passing it on to those in Florida and Texas.

11 posted on 07/16/2020 10:39:43 AM PDT by sickoflibs (BREAKING NEWS: BLM cures COVID-19, it's safe to go out and protest Trump again.)
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Anybody got a link to the WaPo article. I’ve looked at the WaPo and can’t find it.


12 posted on 07/16/2020 10:43:40 AM PDT by upchuck (D.Horowitz: America did not invent slavery, America ended it. Preserve the American way of life.)
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RE:”Anybody got a link to the WaPo article. I’ve looked at the WaPo and can’t find it.”

The link they provided with their tweet is bad.

But Google found it for me

Spike in violent crime follows rise in gun-buying amid social upheaval(Washington Post 7/15/2020)

13 posted on 07/16/2020 11:02:33 AM PDT by sickoflibs (BREAKING NEWS: BLM cures COVID-19, it's safe to go out and protest Trump again.)
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To: sickoflibs

I am not holding up my end of the premise. I just purchased a Glock 22 but have not perpetrated any violence. I will be at my local range tomorrow to get some practice with my pistol. Will that count? I will commit violence upon the target...


14 posted on 07/16/2020 11:05:07 AM PDT by ammomajor (If 'helicopter Ben' says gold isn't money, I want more of it.)
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To: sickoflibs

Thank you. The WaPo is really, really sick. Unhinged even.


15 posted on 07/16/2020 11:06:21 AM PDT by upchuck (D.Horowitz: America did not invent slavery, America ended it. Preserve the American way of life.)
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To: sickoflibs

“Americans purchased millions more guns than usual this spring ... That gun-buying binge is ASSOCIATED with a significant increase in gun violence across the United States.”

yep. just like mustard and relish are ASSOCIATED with hotdogs ...


16 posted on 07/16/2020 11:07:37 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Partisan Media Shills update.


17 posted on 07/16/2020 11:21:29 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: sickoflibs

Ice cream consumption increases in the summer. Violent crimes increase in the summer. Ergo, consumption of ice cream is associated with an increase in violent crime.

See how easy it is to be stupid? WaPo could teach a master-class on stupid.


18 posted on 07/16/2020 11:45:46 AM PDT by Be Free (When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.)
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To: catnipman

Of course it is associated with a rise in gun violence. There is more violent crime, more people feel threatened, and go out and buy a gun. It’s like saying a rise in purchases of OFF is causing more mosquito bites.


19 posted on 07/16/2020 1:34:01 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 ("SHUT UP!" he explained.)
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To: rightwingcrazy

I don’t understand why anyone cares. They have proven to be liars, why pay any further attention to them?


20 posted on 07/16/2020 2:15:22 PM PDT by reardensteel
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