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

“Poll: 60% Fault Trump, Congress in Shootings.”

The war against President Donald Trump and the right to bear arms rages on. Subsequently, the Left is staying clear of a fair fight.

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. 

How could the Post leave out the most essential question at the heart of the raging debate in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass murder, in which 17 students and faculty were killed by a mentally deranged 19-year-old?

Also asked in the questionnaire was whether Congress -- and the President, separately -- were doing enough to combat mass fatalities by firearms. Profoundly the results revealed that, regarding Congress, participants said "no" at a rate of 77%. By contrast, concerning the Left's mortal enemy, Donald J. Trump, only 60% replied in the negative. Nevertheless, the Post's headline read:

“Poll: 60% Fault Trump, Congress in Shootings.”


Furthermore, the front page article -- by Emily Guskin and Scott Clement -- began with these incredibly misleading words:

"More than 6 in 10 Americans fault Congress and President Trump for not doing enough to prevent mass shootings, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, with most Americans continuing to say these incidents are more reflective of problems identifying and addressing mental health issues than inadequate gun laws."

The mainstream media has sold its soul to ideology. Even in matters as important as national safety -- and even in response to a horrific crime which took the lives of so many young innocents -- they will perpetually stoop to unprecedented lows in order to hide the truth. They sell their propaganda -- and when America doesn't buy it, as reported in the poll, they simply distort the results and sell it again, recycling their wrongheaded, anti-liberty bill of goods again and again.