CBS Promotes Far-Left Gun Control Group Without Label During FL Shooting Coverage [UPDATED]

NewsBusters | 2/14/2018 | Staff
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UPDATE, 7:02 p.m. Eastern: On the CBS Evening News, correspondent Don Dahler followed colleague Jeff Pegues in promoting the leftist, pro-gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety while reporting on the Florida school shooting without any of those labels or where they stood on the issue of the Second Amendment.

“What starts these events is always the subject of detective work, community second-guessing, and familial agonizing. Perhaps the biggest question: Why is this happening more frequently? This year, there have already been 18 school shootings. There were seven by this time last year,” Dahler began without any accreditation.

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Dahler’s piece then flashed “Everytown for Gun Safety” on-screen as he continued with his own commentary:

Since 2013, the number of school shootings has steadily risen, with the sole exception being 2016, when there were only 48. Only — as if that was in any way acceptable or normal. As a sign of the times, more schools now prepare their students for gun violence. Two-thirds of school districts report conducting active-shooter drills, even though only 19 states require them.

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Dahler then may have unintentionally discredited in Everytown’s statistical breakdown when he ended his piece by telling anchor Jeff Glor that “[s]ome are accidental or suicide, where the only victim was the shooter.”

During CBS’s live coverage of the deadly school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, Homeland Security correspondent Jeff Pegues showed his liberal bias by peddling dubious statistics from the far-left gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety without vetting their credibility or citing their leftist tilt.

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Pegues was speaking to CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor when he lamented “how common, sadly, these shooting shootings” when he declared that “one of our producers handed me a list of all the school shootings just this year.”

He noted that we’re almost halfway through February...
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