KJP Gets Set Straight After Telling Lies at Briefing
For being the most transparent administration in history (by their own admission, of course) they sure can’t seem to tell the truth when it comes to letting the public know what’s going on and what the real facts are about practically anything.
Democrats need to push an agenda. It’s their food. They’ll die without it. So it should come as no surprise when White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre lied about how many mass shootings there have been this year.
Here’s what KJP said:
“Today is Monday, May 8. That mean it is the 128th day of 2023. And yesterday, according to leading accounts, we witnessed the 201st mass shooting in this country this year,” she claimed.
“That means we are averaging more than one a day. More than 200 mass shootings in 128 days. Credible estimates show that more than 14,000 people have died this year from gun violence,” she added. “This is a crisis. It is a crisis that the Republicans in Congress are refusing to address. We are talking about the number-one killer of kids in America, and Republicans in Congress are saying there is nothing that we can do about it.”
As you would expect, she didn’t cite any sources as to where these numbers came from, nor do we know what she’s considering to be a mass shooting. You know as well as I do that most shootings are from black-on-black crime in bad neighborhoods. If they really cared about addressing gun violence, they would start there.
Around the same time Jean-Pierre made the shocking claim, the Associated Press published a story reporting a much lower number of mass killings this year.
Over the first four months and six days of this year, 115 people have died in 22 mass killings — an average of one mass killing a week. That includes the bloodshed Saturday at a Dallas-area mall where eight people were fatally shot.
My best estimate for where she got these numbers from is the Gun Violence Archive. The numbers there reflect over 200 mass shootings this year and over 14,000 deaths. But they don’t really give good sources. Don’t get me wrong, the gun violence definitely needs to be dealt with, but stop calling every shooting a mass shooting is propaganda.