News at Six...


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Politically Incorrect
June 21, 2003, 01:33 AM
I talked with a local reporter who I work with at the tv news station. A drive-by shooting had occurred the night before. A Ruger "assault weapon" was said to have been used.

This could be the Mini-14 or a Mini-30. Afterwards, I was talking with him about an "assault weapon" being a fully automatic instead of semi-auto like the Mini-14 I used to own.

He did change it to "assault style" weapon which didn't really satisfy me, but did seem more accurate than "assault weapon".

I really love working with video. From working within the news, I can see how cliché the reporting can be. I guess there's only so much one can say about any given stabbing, shooting, or other criminal act.

It is good to see the local police work with the media. We arrived on scene at a stabbing way before our competition. It's a different world behind the scenes than what one sees in a minute and a half news package.

-Tommy

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Justin
June 21, 2003, 02:30 AM
Holy cats! Someone else here who works for the nooze?! I haven't been doing this sort of work for that long, but I've really gained an appreciation for how everything is put together. You're right, if it's not a big or different story, there's really not much that they can say that's new. For the most part, though, the station I work for tends to be at least inoffensive with their gun reporting, at least from what I've seen based on the reports we did on the bills passed in Colorado recently. But we are in a fairly conservative community, so they couldn't get too out of hand with the reporting.

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