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A Reporter Explains Why
Gun Coverage Is So Biased

Power Line, by John Hinderaker

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 4/6/2013 9:13:14 PM

Well, not intentionally. But Jim Ragsdale of the Minneapolis Star Tribune attended a conference in Chicago on covering gun issues, which he describes this way: “Covering Guns” brought reporters with front-line experience covering mass shootings in Tucson, Ariz.; Aurora, Colo.; Newtown, Conn., and Red Lake, Minn., to meet with gun experts and advocates and gun trainers. Sponsored by the Poynter journalism center and funded by the McCormick Foundation of Chicago, we gathered in a city that witnessed 506 homicides last year. The idea, I take it

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 4/6/2013 9:25:49 PM     (No. 9263270)

Hinderaker needs to be appointed to the US Supreme Court.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 4/6/2013 9:25:56 PM     (No. 9263272)

The last several John Hinderaker articles posted from Powerline read, to my, as incomplete. I have tried looking for the column by other routes and have not found anything more but they seem to be the start of a very interesting blog, except that just when I think he is about to start getting to the good parts, they end. There is nothing wrong with what has been in them, it´s just that they feel like there is a lot more to follow that just isn´t there.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: janylou, 4/6/2013 10:06:21 PM     (No. 9263324)

Interesting that murders in the UK are stabbings because guns are banned. Also interesting that blacks are 8 times more likely to kill with a gun. Couldn´t have anything to do with the breakdown of the family and morals as Cosby pointed out, could it?!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: john56, 4/6/2013 10:16:41 PM     (No. 9263337)

Well, sounds like the RAT infested media whores need to go to classes to learn about common sense stuff ...

And still don´t learn.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pinchem, 4/6/2013 10:17:07 PM     (No. 9263338)

I would like any left wing/Liberal/Marxist/Socialist/whatever to explain one item:

Why is it ok to kill fetuses but it´s not ok to have a gun because it might kill someone.

I´ll be waiting.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 4/7/2013 12:18:59 AM     (No. 9263417)

The little cub reporter from the Mpls Red Star found his own middle ground, but he stumbled on around it and reached a stupid conclusion. J-school drop-out?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dvc, 4/7/2013 2:55:08 AM     (No. 9263463)

Not J-school dropout. In my experience, journalism schools are populated by refugees from math, science or any other ´difficult´ subject matter that would require a brain and effort to master.

The fact is that journalism school grads are largely stupid AND ignorant. Add in the fact that the j-school students say in surveys that they choose the school "to change the world", not to report facts. Not surprising that we get the empty, biased, lowbrow, non-illuminating reporting that we have.

They don´t have life experiences or education, so how can they write about anything intelligently with context?
It appears that the rare reporters who are intelligent and educated all work for Fox News or some other conservative news outlet.
Why? Because if you can think rather than just emote, you wind up being conservative.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Dragonslayer2, 4/7/2013 5:49:38 AM     (No. 9263484)

The thought occurred to me that we ought to try gun control in a capsulized environment, and develop measures and standards which can produce safer gun laws for the entire country.

Where would be the best laboratory for such an experiment? And then the thought occurred to me:

Chicago! If we can make gun control effective, it should be done there. Then the lessons earned there could be applied across the country!

Isn´t that exciting? Our national leadership should pick up on this immediately if they are not too busy campaigning and such.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TexasRed, 4/7/2013 8:51:27 AM     (No. 9263625)

Gun coverage is not the only area in which reporters are lacking mental capacity and perspective! Most reporters are ignorant on multiple fronts.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: toddh, 4/7/2013 11:49:12 AM     (No. 9263879)

Reporters are taught to write to a sixth grade level. If only they could.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MDConservative, 4/7/2013 11:50:08 AM     (No. 9263881)

FTA: "Ragsdale was correct to focus on the fact that murder in the United States occurs largely among young African-American males. That is where the problem lies, and where solutions, if there are any, must be found."

American black culture. It cannot be led or changed by white handwringers, even newspaper columnists. It essentially ran off Cosby for violating it´s #1 tenet: Never criticize black culture outside the community. It´s why Dr. Carson has not been attacked by the black community, yet. He has not associated his views with being black, and has not brought up black culture directly. Carson knows the game. If he ever crosses that line, he´ll end up like ol´ Bill...another guy who tried and was written off.

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