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WATCH: NRA’s Loesch bizarrely whines about accurately reporting gun massacres as ‘mass shootings’

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National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch on Tuesday attacked media outlets for referring to killing sprees as “mass shootings” if a gun happens to be involved.

During an NRA TV segment, Loesch fumed at press coverage of school shootings and said that “mass shooting is such a funny description” for massacres committed using firearms because “we don’t call them mass knifings when they happen” in other countries.

“Suddenly, it’s a murder spree or a mass casualty incident, but when a gun is involved, it’s a mass shooting,” Loesch complained. “And that’s so the focus remains on the firearm.”

One reason that gun-involved killing sprees are denoted as “mass shootings” in the United States is because the U.S. is an extreme outlier when it comes to deaths by firearms among industrialized countries.

Data from 2016 show that the United States that year had a rate of gun deaths per 100,000 people that was eight times as high as in Canada, 32 times as high as in Germany, and 55 times as high as in the United Kingdom.

When it comes to shootings at schools, meanwhile, the United States has recorded 288 such shootings since 2009, whereas Canada has recorded only two, Germany has recorded one and the U.K. has recorded zero.

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WATCH: Here’s the secret to dissecting Trump’s chaotic distractions

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In an extended examination on MSNBC, host Ari Melber took a hard look at how President Donald Trump creates almost daily distractions for the media and the public to keep the focus off his multiple scandals and to make it look like he is doing something -- when all he is doing is creating controversy for controversy's sake.

Put simply, Melber explained, the president's tweets out some plan he has no intention of implementing, hypes it up for days -- then drops it like it never happened.

Using Trump's aborted attack on Iran as a jumping off point, Melber -- and his panel -- explained that Trump's style of governing is based on "head fakes" and "bluffs."

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Chuck Todd’s terrible interview with fabricator-in-chief Trump snapped the tether: From here on out there’s no truth

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Nothing will ever be the same again. Donald Trump’s unwavering disregard for reality and his acts of violence against the truth are rapidly metastasizing into the marrow of the national debate. I'm not sure we have enough heroes in this country to successfully extricate Trumpism and toss it into the biohazard waste bin of history, along other embarrassments in America's mixed record.

The very fabric of right and wrong in America is disintegrating as one of our two major parties, with some crucial help from Russia, has convinced four out of every 10 voters that verifiable truth is nothing more than a fake news plot against them and their beloved Fifth Avenue Clampetts. As a result, half of the political debate, from the local level on up, is built exclusively on wrongness — on total nonsense, invented by Trump himself along with his propaganda cable network.

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New York’s legislature gives landlords a lesson in democracy

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The knockout punch that the New York State Legislature just landed fighting landlords over spiraling rents ought to be attracting wider attention.

Just as with healthcare access or prescription drug prices, the cost of rent increases that mostly benefit big apartment owners is a challenge to the income-gap society that are at the heart of the national political debate. Every urban center in the country is having housing problems, and rents, like mortgages, are a subject at every kitchen table.

For once, the New York Legislature, whose Democrats overcame internecine divisions this session, has abolished rules that let building owners deregulate apartments, and closed loopholes that have permitted landlords to raise rents. And the changes for better tenant protection were made permanent, eliminating the recurring drama over these issues.

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