Skip to comments.CNN Scrutiny Corners Bloomberg Group As 'Every Liar For Gun Safety,' Says CCRKBA
Posted on 06/12/2014 11:50:56 AM PDT by holymoly
BELLEVUE, Wash., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today congratulated CNN for helping to expose what now appears to be a deliberate deception by Michael Bloomberg's "Everytown for Gun Safety" that claims there have been 74 school shootings since the December 2012 Sandy Hook tragedy.
That figure is also being questioned by other news outlets after one curious journalist looked at the list of shootings released by the Everytown group, along with a map, and discovered that many didn't happen on school campuses, and others were gang-related events after school hours, or that happened in parking lots.
"Bloomberg should change the name of his $50 million 'grassroots' political machine to 'Every Liar for Gun Safety'," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. "This press scrutiny of claims by the gun prohibition lobby is long overdue, because this is hardly the first time that anti-gunners have tried to bamboozle the public with deceptive data."
CNN used the 74 shootings claim from the "Everytown" group before it "took a closer look at the list, delving into the circumstances of each incident Everytown included. Gottlieb was delighted that the news agency dug into the figures, but wishes CNN had done that sooner, rather than later.
"CNN used the figure without checking, even though in its follow-up report, the network acknowledged knowing that it came from Bloomberg's 'Everytown" group, and that the billionaire former mayor is 'a passionate and public advocate of gun control'," Gottlieb stated. "I'll bet CNN would never use data from gun rights organizations without first checking it for accuracy.
"Sadly," he concluded, "this episode not only reveals how gun prohibitionists try to fool people with questionable information, it also shows that the liberal, anti-gun-rights media all-too-willingly accepts such information at face value. What does that say about press partisanship, if not press gullibility? Let's hope that from now on, CNN and other news agencies challenge information from anti-gun organizations before treating it like scripture."
With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (www.ccrkba.org) is one of the nation's premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.
SOURCE Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
They should be called what they are: anti-Bill of Rights.
As well as anti-freedom, anti-liberty and anti-self reliance.
This is not an assault on guns, it is an all out assault on any and all liberties.
Of course they lie. Lying has gotten them this far and they figure that lying will bring them through.
There was a great National Review (I think) article years ago called “Feminists use statistics like a fish uses a bicycle” that went into some depth about how Liberal groups create numbers out of thin air then manage to get them propagated through the Media so they become accepted as fact. Even beyond the point where they are discredited.
One of the examples cited was the hoax about how Superbowl Sunday was the day of the year with the most incidents of domestic violence.
I like the term used in the article: gun prohibitionists.
I also like the term hoplophobe. Liberals really HATE being called that, in my experience.
To these people lying is a virtue.
Actually they should be called Communists..this is what Communists what, what Hitler wanted..they can control people if they are not armed..that is their ultimate goal, total power
“That figure is also being questioned by other news outlets after one curious journalist looked at the list of shootings released by the Everytown group, along with a map, and discovered that many didn’t happen on school campuses, and others were gang-related events after school hours, or that happened in parking lots.”
Money quote. Tell others.