How Left-Wing Media Overstates Number Of ‘Mass Shootings’ By Factor Of 10

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February 8, 2017

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A database regularly cited by liberal media outlets overstates the number of “mass shootings” by a factor of 10, according to analysis by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The website “Mass Shooting Tracker” (MST) has been regularly used by news outlets, like The Washington Post and PBS, to claim “mass shootings” occur much more frequently than they actually do. MST uses an alternative definition of “mass shooting” that greatly overstates their frequency relative to the commonly-accepted definition used by law enforcement and academics.

MST openly acknowledges it uses the alternate definition to “punch a hole in the NRA argument.” NRA refers to the National Rifle Association, the country’s largest gun lobby.

MST’s defines a mass shooting as any shooting where four or more people are injured or killed, not counting the shooter. This isn’t an official definition taken from law enforcement or academia, but appears to be originally created by anti-gun activists on Reddit.

32 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • chocopot says:

    The vast majority of the media long ago (decades ago) stopped reporting the news; all they do now is make stuff up as they go along to further the Leftist (communist) agenda which they support. If it weren’t for fake news they wqoudl have no news at all.

  • Rodney Steward says:

    Sorry MST and the other clowns, there were more mass shooting under Obama’s watch than any other President, just another one of his many first, such a loser! Thank God the POS is gone!!

    1. The Redhawk says:

      Will these PRESSTITUTES report which are the REPUBLIC worse Enemies??
      My rankings are
      1) Soros and his Anarchists paid Activists
      2) His Paid Agitators of Chuck the Clown in the Senate and Pelosi’s Pigs of the House ( Maxi comes to mind as the SOW)
      3) What is left at State, DoD, DOJ , Irs and Epa from the O Serraglio of Traitors
      4) Iran and ISIS
      5) Russia

      BUT MSM PRESSTITUTES will rather Concentrate on glorifying the HATE of tHE LEFT as “The Amatican Freedom fighters” ( not a joke)

      1. Rodney Steward says:

        I know it’s no joke, most of the so called Press is under the thumb of Soros and the Dem. socialist party! But it was so funny when Elizabeth Warren was basically told to shut up and sit down, in a nicer way of course, but it looked like you B-Slapped her! LOL

        1. The Redhawk says:

          YEAH I b-slapped her ….A boot up her real wadded pantie mouth might have done as well

          1. Rodney Steward says:

            For some reason I believe she would have liked the boot job, repeatedly!! 🙂

          2. The Redhawk says:

            might have actually have her Dancing with a Smile instead of her Usual look of HORNY….Unsatisfied… Deranged and Unhappy faux SQUAW

          3. Rodney Steward says:

            LOL, LOL, can’t touch that LOL, LOL,…

          4. The Redhawk says:

            Well Somethings have to be said….The Deranagend squaw antics cannot be made up!

          5. Rodney Steward says:

            You are so right, this POS takes the cake, plate, knife and all, along with her side kicks, Dumb (Waters) and Dumber (Pelosi)!!

          6. The Redhawk says:

            AWW now you Upset the Senate CLOWN by Omitting the BIG JERK!
            And Ignoring Corey Hooker may earn you the R title as well as anti Jew by Omitting the FREAK FRANKEN or anti Ugly by omitting Jackson-Lee,,,,careful BUD they’ll be teeing-off on you!

          7. Rodney Steward says:

            My goodness, I had a Warren moment, I’m stuck on sit down and shut up!! 🙂

          8. The Redhawk says:

            well take them Moccassins off and soak your feet…duck if you must, ding bats might be in the air…:0)

          9. Rodney Steward says:

            That’ll be the ding bat wanting her moccassins back, she has high cheek bones but low IQ!!

          10. The Redhawk says:

            Being a WALKING CROW she also is so FULL of Crap that her ass is Dragging as Low as her IQ

          11. Rodney Steward says:

            LOLOLOLOL, MY GOD big R., I can’t touch that! AHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA..

          12. The Redhawk says:

            BUT does she use BUTTHEAL CREAM to soothe her singed ass??? hell no.. she still spreads it on Toast!

          13. Rodney Steward says:

            LOL, her mouth needs work too, I’d like to help her out with a hammer!!

          14. The Redhawk says:

            a “pineapple” might just help her with her dance to the BIG BUFFALO in the Sky

          15. Rodney Steward says:

            Shove a dried cow patty down her throat!

          16. The Redhawk says:

            But can we ever PRE sume that this Moron could ever Know te DIFF between a cOW pie and a GOOD Blueberry PIE?? Those Voices wold no be able to Tell walking CROW

          17. Rodney Steward says:

            Only if she knows her colors, she destroyed her taste buds with drugs!

          18. The Redhawk says:

            Weird MUSHROOMS…and hERBS

          19. Rodney Steward says:

            C-O-K-E!!!!!!!!! Ever watch her, she acts like a rat on acid!

          20. The Redhawk says:

            I think that some Experimental DRUGS have turned it into WALKING VOLTURE

  • texexpatriate says:

    We cannot believe anything that comes out of the media. Nothing. The tiny part of the media that does tell the truth is so overwhelmed by the lies from the rest of it we cannot trust it either. And guess what. The media know it. They count on it.

    1. Retired says:

      Most were trained at our Commie universities and then by the people who hired them. Most are ANTI US

      1. The Redhawk says:

        Well what are the COMMIE Tenured Traitors of Academia expected to do???? TEACH Math, Economics, Civics, USA History of FREEING Europe and the Pacific from Tirrany?? That is against their ALINSKY DOCTRINE!

        1. Retired says:

          US the next country of wakos unless Trump can clean up the swamp dwellers .

    2. The Redhawk says:

      They MSM have earned the 1% credibility Factor and fully qualify for the title of PRESSTITUTES

  • The Redhawk says:

    ARE WE TO BELIEVE that the PRESSTITUTES of MSM / the 3 liberal Networks, CNN and BSNBC DO NOT TELL THE TRUTH??? Well be Still my Heart would we have to hear NEXT////hehehehe
    REALLY

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