And that's why we have/had a ban on federal funding of gun violence research, because the Clinton administration was giving CDC money to gun ban groups to study gun violence.
We shouldn't have a blanket ban on funding research. That just fuels ignorance. We need to ban funding groups that don't do real science. We need to ban funding anything at all that does not follow the scientific method, anything that is not published by a legitimate science journal, anything that is not properly peer reviewed.
If they are funding actual research, that is important, but let's not call bull$h1t "research" and then ban research. That's just stupid. That's like saying because there are shills for the food industry doing silly self-serving propaganda pieces, all research into nutrition should be banned. That is some seriously faulty logic, which belies a darker, hidden agenda. (referring to the NRA and politicians here, NOT Matt)
RE: shell game post
This sounds a little far-fetched to me.
Well that's what is going on. However you are partly right. There is no evidence that the profit from fear part of that is intentional.
I don't think liberal media bias is always as inocent as you seem to be suggesting.
It is in actual news. But there are liberal opinion shows. Those shows are of course biased, because that's the point. Same thing with the right wing opinion shows. There is nothing wrong with that. The only problem I have with those is when they go beyond having a slant or bias and straight up lie.