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January 28, 2013 - 8:06 pm

A reader who noticed this Help A Reporter Out (HARO) request from sent it in to us.

52) Summary: guns
Name: fabienne faur Agence France-Presse (AFP)

Category: Lifestyle and Fitness

Email: query-2sa9@helpareporter.net

Media Outlet: Agence France-Presse (AFP)

Deadline: 12:00 PM EST – 1 February
Query:

Planning a story about guns in the USA and how the young African
American are the first victims of gunshots.

Requirements:

Sociologist ? Gun policy expert ? Educational group ? Activist
in the high schools, communities ?

Fabienne Faur is a lifestyle journalist for AFP.

The narrative is set with that request, isn’t it. Race is right up front, and as victims. Nothing suggests that Faur is looking for, say, a 33-year-old mom to describe how she used a pistol to defend herself and her six-year-old child. Something suggests that the “gun policy expert” Faur seeks isn’t someone from the NRA, and that part of the request is the closest that he gets to looking for anyone who might have a pro-Second Amendment view.

HARO is a service by which journalists can find experts, though it doesn’t always work. The experts can be of the self-appointed, activist variety, as Faur is apparently looking for here, or they can be fakes.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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