Friday, August 05, 2005

Which One is the "Powerful Special Interest"?

Here's the facts:

In 2002, there were 695,000 lawyers in the United States.[7] Their campaign contribution for that year’s election cycle was $95,478,421 or $137 per lawyer.[8] According to Mr. Barnes, this is not “powerful special interests.” During the same cycle, the National Rifle Association contributed $2,027,889.[9] Since the NRA has about 3 million members,[10] this averages out to 68 cents per member.

So the next time the "unbiased" Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel mentions the NRA (which will be followed by the term 'powerful special interest,') you have a better perspective on "unbiased."

HT: John Lott:

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