CNN, NYT, Politifact Debunk Everytown Talking Points




Screen Shot 2014-06-16 at 9.58.41 AM Twice in the past ten days multiple media outlets have debunked the questionable statistics and claims promoted by Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun lobbyist group Everytown. First there was the New York Times which debunked lobbyist group Moms Demand's false claim that open carriers frightened employees into a freezer at a Texas Jack-in-the-Box. CNN later debunked the dishonest "74 school shootings since Newtown" list released by Bloomberg's group just a few weeks later. The outlet fact-checked another favorite but false saying of the extreme anti-2A group, their claim that mass shootings are on the rise. The CDC report on firearms commissioned by the President last year disputed this claim; now CNN is, too. From Jake Tapper: Politifact has rated accusation from Everytown as "mostly false." Cue accusations of CNN and Politifact being members of the "gun lobby" in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...  

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