WaPo Hides Poll Results on Mental Health Reform vs. Gun Control

WaPo Hides Poll Results on Mental Health Reform vs. Gun Control, by Alex Parker.

In Tuesday’s edition of The Washington Post, the outlet reported on its survey in concert with ABC News covering the topic of mass shootings. The study — which was conducted from February 15th to 18th — asked, among other questions:

“Do you think that mass shootings in this country are more a reflection of problems identifying and treating people with mental health problems, or inadequate gun control laws?”

In the poll, “mental health” won out over gun control, at a ratio of more than two to one — 57% to 28%. Despite the newsworthiness of the statistic, the print version of the Post’s report astonishingly omitted this all-important indication from the article.

Lying by omission.

hat-tip Scott of the Pacific