FAKE NEWS: Media Falsely Overstates Number of Mass Shootings

The mainstream media not only politicized the recent shooting of GOP leaders by blaming the Republicans but they also pushed fake news stories about the number of mass shootings that have taken place in 2017.

The Washington Free Beacon reported:

The Washington Post, Fortune, the Huffington Post, Bustle, and MSNBC all cited the figure in pieces related to the attack on the congressmen. The figure was calculated by the Gun Violence Archive which was founded as a non-profit in 2013 with the intention of building on work tracking gun violence started by the liberal political magazine Slate. By their count, there have been 154 mass shootings so far this year.

However, the Gun Violence Archive counts any shooting attack where four or more people are injured as a mass shooting. This is a looser standard than the FBI standard for mass murder which they describe as “a number of murders (four or more) occurring during the same incident, with no distinctive time period between the murders.”

Only 8 of the 154 incidents the Gun Violence Archive meet the FBI standard for mass murder.

Yahoo tweeted a copy of the bogus report recently…

Liberals have absolutely no moral compass!

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