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Conservative think tank Media Research Center conducted a study released today that reveals the Big Three cable news networks — ABC, CBS, NBC — have shown a liberal gun control slant by at least 8 to 1.

By a staggering 22 to 1 ratio, CBS led the way in touting President Obama’s gun control efforts, with 44 stories favoring the initiative, 2 opposing it and 37 neutral pieces, the study says.

ABC aired almost six times as many stories that favored gun control and NBC pushed for stricter laws in a 5 to 1 ratio.

The media watchdog found that anti-gun sound bites were aired almost twice as frequently than pro-gun ones, and gun control advocates appeared as guests on 26 occasions, compared to 7 times for gun rights advocates.Morning shows had an even bigger slant than nightly news, with a 9 to 1 pro-gun control slant.

MRC also mentions that little has changed over the years, citing a study it reported in 2000 following the 1999 Columbine shootings, where the Big Three pushed gun control by a 10 to 1 ratio.

5 thoughts on “Surprise, surprise: Network news backs gun control 8-1

  1. You are absolutely right that it is no surprise. These people (the media left) will be the first to advocate for the the removal of the first amendment after the second amendment is just a puff of smoke in the horizon. It reminds me of similar occurances pertaining to two famous leaders in world history Hitler and Castro. Castro ended up executing the very same press that helped him acheive power. A little ironic isn’t it?

  2. I find it unconscionable that we have more impassioned pleas to strip law-abiding Americans of their rights, than to reinforce a better defensive posture using all tools at our disposal. Permitting trained and willing school employees who have passed a background check to carry weapons to defend our children would be one tool. Instead, we have people with an agenda to make us defenseless, finding these tragedies as a way to frighten people into believing that the inanimate objects are to blame for the deaths and destruction.
    In defense of our liberty and rights, a father with a child at Sandy Hook speaks out at a court hearing in this video report: http://www.ijreview.com/2013/02/34523-sandy-hook-victims-father-absolutely-owns-congress-at-hearing/
    To view, you may cut and paste into your browser. Pass it around if you approve, because you know the mainstream media will not.

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