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Posted on 12/06/2015 6:42:29 AM PST by NOBO2012
Just 2 days before the New York Times published its unusual front page editorial calling for more gun control, the old Gray Lady ran this Op-Ed piece questioning the âmass shootingsâ statistics thrown around by ânewsâ publications like the Washington Post and, uhâ¦the New York Times:
On Wednesday, a Washington Post article announced that âThe San Bernardino shooting is the second mass shooting today and the 355th this year.â Vox, MSNBCâs Rachel Maddow, this newspaper and others reported similar statistics. Grim details from the church in Charleston, a college classroom in Oregon and a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado are still fresh, but you could be forgiven for wondering how you missed more than 300 other such attacks in 2015.
It should be noted that the author, Mark Follman, is an editor at Mother Jones. And needless to say, when a Mother Jones editor questions your âmass shootingsâ statistics, you have a serious credibility problem.
What explains the vastly different count? The answer is that there is no official definition for âmass shooting.â Almost all of the gun crimes behind the much larger statistic are less lethal and bear little relevance to the type of public mass murder we have just witnessed again. Including them in the same breath suggests that a 1 a.m. gang fight in a Sacramento restaurant, in which two were killed and two injured, is the same kind of event as a deranged man walking into a community college classroom and massacring nine and injuring nine others.
I see we donât have an official âdefinitionâ for âterrorismâ either â homegrown or otherwise - at least not one that Barry, Valarie, Loretta and the FBI can all agree on.
Misguided comic book characters, committing acts of shenanigans
Butt never mind all that stuff. Forget the mess we made of the Arab Spring, Libya, Syria, Iraq and Iran, disregard the rise of the JV team, stop worrying about the invasion of âvettedâ foreigners to our shores. Big Guy is addressing the nation tonight and expect him to be more animated than usual because heâs really upset with all of you rubes who refuse to buy his common sense approach to terrorism and homegrown terrorists:
âHey rubes! Pay attention, Iâm lecturing you!â (h/t: Blonde Gator)
Posted from: Michelle Obamaâs Mirror
I can hear that laugh in my head! L4B would have a much more sinister chuckle, but from now on when I hear that laugh I’ll associate it to Philman_36. I got quite a chuckle from Laz using the ‘stompy-foot’ reference ... so apropos to the petulant halfrican.
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