There are maybe two reporters we trust to report on guns: Emily Miller and Stephen Gutowski, and here’s where Gutowski stands this evening:
I could literally sit here all day and correct inaccurate media reports about 3D printed guns. All day.
— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) July 31, 2018
We’re hoping Gutowski is available all night tonight and all day tomorrow as well, because CNN was talking 3D-printed guns Tuesday evening, and the expert guest was Parkland anti-gun activist David Hogg — the one Brian Stelter admitted he allowed to play with the facts: “There were a few times I wanted to jump in and say, ‘Let’s correct that fact.’ And at one of the times I did and other times I did not,” Stelter admitted.
But Tuesday evening’s sit-down was with fellow gun expert Anderson Cooper on Cooper’s Facebook Watch show, “Full Circle”:
— CNN (@CNN) July 31, 2018
— CNN (@CNN) July 31, 2018
Going straight to the expert https://t.co/826scoIIvl
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) July 31, 2018
Guaranteed to be full of facts that aren't questioned by Cooper https://t.co/0RN3KAtpch
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) August 1, 2018
"How can we possibly top Alyssa Milano's op-ed?"
"I've got it!" https://t.co/bMSL7hIvIN
— BT (@back_ttys) July 31, 2018
— Joe (@JoeC1776) July 31, 2018
That should help.
— JWF (@JammieWF) July 31, 2018
Glad CNN is treating this issue very seriously and having an informed and resposible voice on to discuss it. https://t.co/gBpQZYSDxX
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) July 31, 2018
OK, I'll bite: why? https://t.co/hhtRGfU3Z2
— N. Bourbaki (@d08890) July 31, 2018
Neither of these idiots knows a damn thing about guns. https://t.co/Mb18fhW8CE
— John The Maintenance Guy (@JohnMaintenanc1) July 31, 2018
How about inviting a gun expert to talk about this issue and not a pubescent activist? https://t.co/dM6Oh07ub4
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) August 1, 2018
Oh. They're serious? https://t.co/Ifuow9BzKp
— Dominic Cervi (@DominicCervi) July 31, 2018
Hey, my son is a HS junior. How about having him on to share his opinions with the country?
— Carl Gustav, Asst to the Regional Manager (@CaptYonah) July 31, 2018
And what is David Hogg’s expertise or background on 3D printed guns? Or is CNN going for the “we don’t need facts we need a narrative” route?
— Gob bluthe (@stanley_sitwell) July 31, 2018
Ask him if the read the full Wikipedia page or just the summary. https://t.co/Tm4cXsUgq9
— James Davis (@jamesedavis2012) July 31, 2018
Why does this kid even need to attend a college. He's now an expert on 3D printed guns. He's a freakin genius. https://t.co/Vta8k5s0oD
— Roogaroux (@mkvet1958) July 31, 2018
— Joe Dolio (@DolioJ) July 31, 2018
Cooper: 'So David, do you think people printing their own guns is good or bad?'
Cooper: 'Well there you have it.' https://t.co/WaBQzUwvL7
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) July 31, 2018
You’ve got to be kidding me…🤦🏼♀️ This interview will spread more misinformation, and fuel more unnecessary fear, it seems this is what CNN wants. David Hogg isn’t an expert, in fact he’s shown he’s very ignorant on #2A ,weapons, & ammo since spring 2018. #copolitics #NRA https://t.co/YT5qPDNTfE
— Tracy Nickels-Bishop (@JusticeBlaze) July 31, 2018
Here is the problem: @andersoncooper invites someone on the show who likely has no idea how guns are made; how 3D guns are regulated; and the business around this…
…and then expects to be respected as a journalist? Why, exactly, should we do that? https://t.co/wYxq7WYGMI
— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) July 31, 2018
@CNN this is exactly why you dont get respect. You moan and bitch about a lack of respect for journalism but then you bring in this proven liar and propagandist. Instead of an actual expert on gun laws. You deserve the fake news moniker with stunts like this
— Scout (@Scout45606528) July 31, 2018
Reported for fake news. https://t.co/Uvb453WfcI
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) July 31, 2018
— Dragon Energy (@NotDonnaBrazile) July 31, 2018
But there is no bias right?? https://t.co/BgMJIwCoqW
— Patrick Henry,The2nd (@patrickhenry2nd) August 1, 2018
The interview’s on Facebook, and they’re very serious about policing for fake news, so …
Massachusetts attorney general: Because of Trump, downloadable guns are a real thing https://t.co/dEjxNSGpNc
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 31, 2018