‘Covering Guns’: Columbia University’s ‘workshop’ for journalists far from objective
By Dr. John R. Lott Jr. Published May 29, 2015 FoxNews.com
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Columbia University would never sponsor an event funded by the National Rifle Association. What’s more, the idea would seem especially outlandish if most of the speakers at the event were NRA supporters.
Yet, gun control advocate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his gun control group Everytown are now funding a two-day workshop in Phoenix on Friday and Saturday sponsored by Columbia University’s Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. The event will bring together journalists from around the country to learn about “covering guns and gun violence.”
Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center, claims that there is “no party line” and calls the workshop “very balanced.”
But gun control advocates make up 15 of the panel’s 17 experts. Aren’t journalism schools supposed to teach journalists to present both sides of a story? Why doesn’t Columbia feature other speakers who argue that people should be able to defend themselves with guns?
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But you would think that Columbia would have the gumption to at least use basic journalistic practices of fact checking and teaching journalists to see both sides of an issue when they offer a workshop.
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Seriously, have you ever seen the state of “Journalism” today?
Columbia is partially responsible for that state.
Common sense demonstrates that “good guys with guns” stop “bad guys with guns”.
And, when there is a defensive use of gun, it rarely gets any media attention. If no shots are fired, there will be NO coverage at all.
The Dead Old White Guys must be rolling over about this issue, as well as some others (i.e., fiat currency; Gooferment Skrules; FED; Federal “special militias” that is the various Federal “police” agencies; federal asset forfeiture; “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs”).
The RIGHT to Keep and Bear Arms is the platinum standard for Liberty.
All you have to do is ask candidates one question. “Where do you stand on guns?”
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