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alan
November 23, 2004, 07:28 PM
The 35 column inch story, including photos, dealing with the shooting incident in North West Wisconsin Sunday started on Page 1 of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. It likely appears in other papers too. The article originated in the Washington Post, and was so bylined.

What was especially interesting about this story was the description of the weapon used, "a Chinese made SKS semi-automatic rifle", this in the Washington Post, with none of the usual drivel that invariably accompanies anything seen, read or heard in or on either print or broadcast journalism outlets about "assault weapons", when there is any involvement at all with firearms. During last nights 11 PM news, KDKA did not get things right.

In any event, aside from having long wondered as to exactly how so many supposedly sharp reporters and commentators could manage to get simple things so wrong, for so long, regarding there journalistic efforts concerning anything having to do with firearms, one does wonder about one thing, and the possible significance that the handling of this particular story MIGHT have.

Could it be that, at long last, The Worm Has Turned, or might this be the beginning of that worm's turning? What do readers think?

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Lone_Gunman
November 23, 2004, 07:40 PM
Some news articles have described the weapon as an assault weapon.

alan
November 23, 2004, 07:55 PM
Lone_Gunman:

Only saw the one I mentioned.

Hkmp5sd
November 23, 2004, 07:58 PM
The article in the local newspaper called it an "assault weapon with a 20 round clip."

Standing Wolf
November 23, 2004, 10:19 PM
Could it be that, at long last, The Worm Has Turned, or might this be the beginning of that worm's turning?

I doubt it. I'm sure the presstitutes of the Washington Post who initially cranked out the news simply didn't realize how easily the rifle could be called an "assault weapon," and so contented themselves with its name, caliber, and other relevant facts. I'm sure the vast majority of leftist extremists couldn't differentiate among the names and photographs of the guns they're so intent upon preventing commoners from owning.

para.2
November 23, 2004, 10:29 PM
I gotta say, I was impressed with the initial local reports, describing it as a "Chinese made rifle, commonly used for hunting". Local to me, that is. By the time I saw national news, it had morphed into an "assault rifle."

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