(BLP) – Do American citizens still believe that NPR is truly an “unbiased” news organization? A new report by the taxpayer-funded public radio recently raised alarm bells for Americans across the country after it announced that there have been “over 240 mass shootings” in the United States since the beginning of 2022.
According to the article, the United States endured “at least 246 [mass shootings]in just over 22 weeks,” for an average of “just over 11 a week.”
Such a number was reached without looking at the FBI’s traditional definition of a mass shooting, which necessitates that 4 or more people other than the gunman are killed during the incident. NPR instead elected to utilize the Gun Violence Archive of four or more people being shot, regardless of survival.
The infamous government-sponsored media outlet is known for exhibiting blatant bias in its reporting on numerous occasions, notably posting in 2020 that they refuse to report on the Hunter Biden laptop scandal because, in their opinion, it is not really a story.
“Amazing that @NPR actually has the balls to post this bullshit the same day this text message was released, directly implicating Joe Biden in Hunter’s corrupt schemes,” Donald Trump Jr opined on NPR’s decision. “The media is doing everything they can to protect Joe Biden & hide the truth from the American people! #JoeKnew.”
Amazing that @NPR actually has the balls to post this bullshit the same day this text message was released, directly implicating Joe Biden in Hunter's corrupt schemes.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 22, 2020
Trump Jr. added: “Defund NPR. American taxpayer dollars should not be out there being utilized to push false propaganda and cover up for Joe Biden’s corruption! It’s been corroborated with a third-party witness who is on the emails what a disgrace NPR has become.”
Also commenting on the matter was liberal journalist Glenn Greenwald, who accused the media of intentional malpractice:
“Just be honest and say you won’t report any stories that reflect poorly on Biden because you believe it’s so vital that Trump lose that anything is justified — including suppressing reporting — to ensure it happens,” posted Greenwald. “People know this is the reality of the national press. Why lie?”
Just be honest and say you won’t report any stories that reflect poorly on Biden because you believe it’s so vital that Trump lose that anything is justified — including suppressing reporting — to ensure it happens.
People know this is the reality of the national press. Why lie? https://t.co/pKHatA6uHi
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 22, 2020
Breitbart News pointed out that such trickery has been used to trump up the statistics of mass shooting counts in the past. A letter by Mother Jones editor Mark Follman written in the New York Times back in December of 2015 showed that there were far fewer deadly incidents than the “355 mass shootings” claimed by left-wing activists during that year. The real number? Four.
Follman wrote in the New York Times:
At Mother Jones, where I work as an editor, we have complied an in-depth open-source database covering more than three decades of public mass shootings. By our measure, there have been four “mass shootings” this year, including the one in San Bernardino, and at least 73 such attacks since 1982.
Current reports from the FBI note a total of 12 mass shootings nationwide. Such a statistic is a far cry from NPR’s erroneous claim of 240.