The study, by Professor Michael Siegel at Boston University and two coauthors, has been peer-reviewed and is forthcoming in the American Journal of Public Health. Siegel and his colleagues compiled data on firearm homicides from all 50 states from 1981-2010, the longest stretch of time ever studied in this fashion, and set about seeing whether they could find any relationship between changes in gun ownership and murder using guns over time.Note the adjectives, 'two coauthors'... and 'colleagues'.... Interesting terminology, don't you think? Let's take a look at these two individuals, shall we?
Co-authors on the study include Craig Ross of Virtual Media Resources and Charles King III of Pleiades Consulting Group.Holy Propaganda Specialists Batman!!!!
VMR's main page says:
So two professional media manipulators showed a researcher how to churn out a paper to push an anti-gun agenda. Now I wonder why TP left those details out?You apply resources that will shape opinion, influence policy, and create change.Virtual Media Resources provides information solutions, conducts analyses, and generates the intelligence you need to frame and advance your agenda.As partners, we tackle the issues head on. We deliver unimpeachable media research to organizations seeking to shape public policy, and to media companies and brand marketers that are blazing new trails.
The Boston University School of Public Health is also a regular Joyce Foundation grant recipient. Shocking, eh?