No Mention of Guns in NBC Story on ‘Stopping Dangerous Attackers’


<p><em>More in the <a href="…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC&#39;s NewsBusters blog.</em></p>

<p>On Wednesday&rsquo;s NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Savannah Guthrie introduced <strong>&ldquo;a new <em>Rossen Reports</em> series, <em>Keeping You Safe</em>&rdquo;</strong> to show off &ldquo;new technology that promises to protect you and help avoid attackers.&rdquo; Correspondent Jeff Rossen declared:<strong> &ldquo;Can your smart phone help protect you when you&rsquo;re out there alone? This morning, new apps and devices you can get right now that could save your life and we&#39;re trying them out.&rdquo;</strong></p>

<p>He noted &ldquo;Women&rsquo;s safety back in the headlines right now in a major way&rdquo; and cited the recent case of &ldquo;that terrifying abduction of a woman in California, a mom grabbed by kidnappers in broad daylight. She was out for a run by herself. Her family says she had her cell phone with her when she was attacked...&rdquo; <a href="…; target="_blank">Sherri Papini was kidnapped</a>, brutally beaten, and dumped by the side of the road weeks later.</p>

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