EDC101 Artfully Puts WIRED.COM In Line With Facts

ECD101.com, a blog dedicated to the crap that lives in our pockets every day, artfully slaps WIRED.COM squarely across its face with facts. Bravo EDC101. Bravo

Like always, I want to point out that we are non-political here, but this fact checking article by Dave Estes is nothing short of a masterpiece. Far too often news outlets report on only a small section of data in order to give their story the legs that the person putting it together feels it needs.

The video in question highlighted a perceived “gun addiction” in America, if you care to watch it it is posted on WIRED.COM as The Numbers Don’t Lie: America’s Got a Gun Addiction.

Dave systematically looks up all of the data used in the video and finds that there is some selective reporting to drive home WIRED’s point. This is a personal annoyance for me and I love seeing people set the record straight. It is far too important to have the whole picture when making a decision or determination about anything, but finding good solid data has become rather hard for the general public not willing to spend the time digging into charts and graphs.

I strongly encourage you to read Dave’s post about America’s perceived gun problem on the EDC101 website, he does a wonderful job of keeping the politics light and sticking to easily found facts. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


  • DanGoodShot

    Outstanding post Patrick. I’ve shared it on my FB page and another page I’m an admin of. Thanks for posting this. People really need to stop taking things at face value and do a little of their own research BEFORE making up their minds. But unfortunately we are a society always on the go and time is a precious commodity. Also people in this country have become way more divided then ever. Black vs white, gay vs straight, rich vs poor, male vs female, religion vs religion vs atheist, pro gun vs anti… the list of divisions goes on. If you do a little bit of research its not to hard to find where this all really began. We’ve always had or differences but we usually can work them out through compromise(a word I haven’t heard in years.). But it’s only been the last 8 years or so that certain groups have been using those differences to drive a wedge and keep us divided. After all… how does the old sayings go? United we stand, divided we…. or, Divide and…

  • Cymond

    They triple post glitch is STILL plaguing TFB.