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Doing the Research the New York Times Won't Do

MoonYogert Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 7:24 AM
Now let's fact check the fact checker. Ben Swan and Fox 19 are also incorrect and not on the numbers but worse...with words. This is how the liberal media can fool most of the people, even Fox affiliates. He states that 8,583 homicides are caused by firearms. Did you catch that? CAUSED by firearms. He did not say that firearms were used to commit 8,583 homicides. He said the firearms were responsible for the killings.

In Sunday's New York Times, Elisabeth Rosenthal claimed, as the title of her article put it, "More Guns = More Killing." She based this on evidence that would never be permitted in any other context at the Times: (1) anecdotal observations; and (2) bald assertions of an activist, blandly repeated with absolutely no independent fact-checking by the Times.

There is an academic, peer-reviewed, long-term study of the effect of various public policies on public, multiple shootings in all 50 states over a 20-year period performed by renowned economists at the University of Chicago and Yale, William Landes and John...