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Friday, January 4, 2013
Newsmax Cherry-Picks Data To Downplay Gun Violence
Topic: Newsmax

A Jan. 3 Newsmax article by Stephen Feller regurgitates a Breitbart post claiming that "more people in the U.S. were killed with hammers and clubs, or with hands and fists, than with rifles" in the past seven years.

Of course, that's an absurd bit of cherry-picked data. In fact, as the Washington Post reports, guns are the leading cause of violence-related death (homicide and suicide) for most age groups, as well as all age groups above the age of 15.

But when you're regurgitating the work of others as your own "news," as Feller is, further research isn't exactly high on the priority list.

Posted by Terry K. at 10:29 AM EST

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