The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Fact-checking a comparison of gun deaths and terrorism deaths
In the wake of the Oct. 1 shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, President Barack Obama tasked the media to put the number of gun violence-related deaths into perspective. "Have news organizations tally up the number of Americans who've been killed through terrorist attacks in the last decade and the number of Americans who've been killed by gun violence, and post those side by side on your news reports," he said in his address on the shooting.
This is what the right wing pretends is our so-called "liberal media." Apparently the producers of Melissa Harris-Perry's show won't allow there to be a conversation about disenfranchising black voters without letting this guy have a seat at the table.
While discussing the recent change in Alabama voter ID laws, along with the state wanting to close 31 DMV offices that just happen to primarily be located in African American communities, host Dorian Warren asked guest and former RNC chair and Whites-Only Club member Katon Dawson what he thought of the move.
Here's what the audience was treated to after their other guest, Katherine Culliton-Gonzalez, had already explained very clearly exactly what is going on with this latest move by Republicans.
WARREN: Katon, talk to me about what the strategy is here of the Republican controlled legislature and the agency responsible for closing these offices.