NPR Issues Correction After Portraying Gun Control Activist As Average Stay-at-Home Mom

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Taxpayer funded National Public Radio is clearly on the side of gun control and has been forced to issue a correction after portraying a well known gun control activist as just an average mom.

The Washington Examiner reported:

NPR issues major correction on gun control story

NPR issued a lengthy correction this week in a report on a pro-gun-control activist after a conservative media watchdog group claimed the story contained several inaccuracies.

The NPR article, titled “A Million-Mom Army And A Billionaire Take On The NRA,” originally characterized noted anti-gun activist Shannon Watts as a “regular” stay-at-home mom who “had never done anything political before.”

This is not exactly the case, as noted by the conservative watchdog group Newsbusters.

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Watts is a public relations specialist with a long record of political activism, including financial contributions to President Obama and other Democratic lawmakers’ campaigns.

Alerted to its dubious characterization of Watts, NPR updated the story so that it now carries a correction reading:

This report previously referred to Shannon Watts as one in a group of “regular people” who began advocating for stricter gun control measures in recent years. After the December 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., she created the “One Million Moms for Gun Control” Facebook page.

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That seems like a rather important thing for NPR to leave out of their report, doesn’t it?


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