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Poll Finds Twice as Many Blame Culture as Guns, But ABC Spikes It --4/24/2007-- Media Research Center: "Poll Finds Twice as Many Blame Culture as Guns, But ABC Spikes It
ABC News polling chief Gary Langer, in a posting buried on ABCNews.com, revealed that a poll taken Sunday discovered that when 'asked the primary cause of gun violence, far more Americans blamed the effects of popular culture (40 percent) or the way parents raise their children (35 percent) than the availability of guns (18 percent).' ABC's World News on Monday devoted nearly two minutes to results of ABC's survey, but didn't get to that finding which shows the public does not share the media assumption that gun availability is to blame for the murders at Virginia Tech. "
Poll Finds Twice as Many Blame Culture as Guns, But ABC Spikes It --4/24/2007-- Media Research Center: "Fineman to Democrats on Guns: 'You Gonna Do Something Now?!'
Newsweek's Howard Fineman's first instinct when he heard about the Virginia Tech shootings was to call up the Democratic leadership on Capitol Hill and ask for gun control legislation. On this past weekend's syndicated Chris Matthews Show, the Newsweek political reporter admitted 'the first thing he did' was call the Democrats to demand: 'Okay, you gonna do something now?!' "