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ABC NEWS' DIANE SAWYER HOSTED AN ABSURDLY ANTI-GUN "20/20" SPECIAL,
WHEREIN HER CREW NOT ONLY LEFT HANDGUNS OUT FOR CHILDREN UNDER SIX TO
FIND, THEY HID THEM IN THEIR TOYS AND CANDY. SILLY? DANGEROUS? OR JUST PLAIN ...

UNFORGIVEABLE

I  J, when Diane Sawyer and David Muir, hosts of  News' "/" news
program, played fast and loose with statistics on childhood gun accidents, followed by a
hidden-camera set-up that filmed small children left unattended and tempted with firearms
left in open backpacks, candy bowls and other easily accessible areas, the network's disregard
of the basic standards of journalistic integrity were exposed.
"Every other day, a child is accidentally shot to death," Sawyer boldly proclaimed in the
program. After that fabricated factoid, things really went downhill in the honesty department.
"We learned just this week, Diane, that nearly every hour in America, a child or teen is
sent to the hospital with a gunshot wound," Muir said, "and many of those cases, an accidental
shooting in their own home."
In truth,  News' own website carried a recent story detailing
Centers for Disease Control () statistics that show the number
of American kids under the age of  who died from accidental
shootings in  (the latest data available) was -down
substantially from  deaths in , and  in . This 
data further reveals that  children under the age of  were killed
in firearm-related accidents in , while  died from fire/burns
and  from accidental drowning.
To prove their "point," however, Sawyer and  greatly inflated
a recent study by Yale researchers that concluded , children
under age  (one per hour, as Muir said, would actually be ,)
had been hospitalized for firearm-related injuries, with  of
those patients dying. By including individuals up to the age of  in
their definition of "children," the network and its hosts shamelessly
used data on criminal gangbangers to vastly inflate their claims of
accidental gun injury in children.
One would think that "/" would first try to determine
whether including statistics on -year-olds would even be
appropriate; instead, they placed a handgun in an open backpack and in a bowl of toys, then
left preschoolers unattended in the same classroom to film the results.
One young child actually posed a question that we would have loved to ask those
conducting this so-called "study," given the opportunity: "Why was the gun even in here?"
"That's a very good question," the fake teacher, psychology professor Marjorie Sanfilippo
of Eckerd College in Florida, responded. "You know why the gun was in here? Because we
wanted to see what the kids would do if they found a gun."
Wrong. The gun was there so  could get "shocking" video of children handling
guns-video they could use to boost "/'s" ratings on a Friday night.

ONE YOUNG CHILD
ACTUALLY POSED A
QUESTION THAT WE WOULD
HAVE LOVED TO ASK
THOSE CONDUCTING THIS
SO-CALLED "STUDY," GIVEN
THE OPPORTUNITY: "WHY
WAS THE GUN EVEN
IN HERE?"

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