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‘Total lie’: Lib elites feel the heat for spreading same bogus shooting stats immediately after tragedy

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Amid reports of another shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, where as many as 10 people have been killed, liberals wasted no time putting out stats in support of their gun control agenda.

Judd Legum, the editor and founder of Think Progress linked to an article from CNN that claims “there has been, on average, [one] school shooting every week this year.”

Legum tweeted: “There have been 22 school shootings where someone has been shot or killed in 2018. There have only been 20 weeks in 2018.”

CNN acknowledged the parameters used to come up with the statistics include shootings at the university level, gang violence and other fights, domestic violence and accidental discharges of a firearm.

One of the incidents even involved the use of a BB gun.

It didn’t take long for the faithful to regurgitate the misleading statistics, as seen in a tweet from CNN’s favorite anti-Trump Republican, Anna Navarro.

“I just heard on the news this is the 22nd school shooting in the United States in 2018. How heart-breaking,” the useful tool tweeted.

A MSNBC contributor and self-proclaimed leader of the “resistance” also parroted the claim:

And the man who clame dangerously close to becoming America’s second in command:

CNN commentator Sara Murray felt compelled to repeat the falsehood twice, of course:

It’s a leftist narrative in the making and it’s becoming all too obvious watching the process unfold. Just yesterday, major “news” organizations were slammed for collectively taking President Trump’s remarks about ghoulish MS-13 gang members and attributing them to all immigrants.

Disgusting. And this time, it’s right after a tragic school shooting. How much lower can they go?

Given Navarro’s dubious reputation with the truth, it didn’t take long for social media users to correct her, and scold CNN:

Foks are taking a stand for the truth, and it’s good to see Americans out in force to get in front of the growing narrative:


As noted in the Miami Herald article above, the figure originated with Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun control group co-founded by liberal billionaire Michael Bloomberg.

Here’s a broader sample of reactions to the misinformation campaign from Twitter:


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