George Soros has funded the
Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, and you can see how they report the data in the most biased possible ways. Eric Barton with the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting writes:
Note that they could also have looked at robberies and aggravated assault rates with guns and they would have seen drops of 23 and 11 percent respectively. If they had looked at murder rates with guns, those rose by 16 percent, versus the rate that they reported that didn't adjust for population growth of 38 percent. Given that crimes can be deterred with guns, it seems to me that one will want to look at primarily at total murders, robberies and aggravated assaults.
Even more interestingly, gun sales have soared in Florida since 2008 and all the rates, both with and with out guns, fell since then. The crime data is available here.
The claim that the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting is funded by Soros is found at various places including this piece in the Lakeland Times:
Take a look at the fast-growing number of Soros-funded centers - they are blooming everywhere, like tulips in the spring, the Colorado Center for Investigative Reporting, the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, the Philippines Center for Investigative Journalism and on and on - and even a cursory look at the selected subjects shows an amazing similarity. . . .
UPDATE: The FCIR lists funding sources here
Note however that Soros and his OSI have given money to the Center on Media, Crime and Justice
and that the Fund for Investigative Journalism
has received money from Soros. I assume that there are other ways that Soros has given money to FCIR, but this seems enough to me.
Labels: GunControl, mediabias