Media Bias or stupidity?


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RoadkingLarry
September 26, 2007, 05:44 PM
http://wcbstv.com/topstories/local_story_269152217.html

Police say the man, apparently a 22-year-old Guyanese student, was carrying a .50 caliber black powder Wolf muzzle loader rifle inside a bag. Public Safety officers quickly disarmed the suspect and have turned him over to the NYPD.
If my search is correct the weapon was probably a CVA muzzle loader

On the side bar of the news piece they show what looks to ba a .50 BMG single shot rifle. and says his rifle was similar to the picture!
http://img.viacomlocalnetworks.com/images_sizedimage_269165651/lg

I sent them an email pointing out the probable error.

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Bartkowski
September 26, 2007, 06:19 PM
I would say stupidity, or lack of knowledge on the subject or firearms, and black powder rifles.

dasmi
September 26, 2007, 06:22 PM
Someone probably did a google image search for "50 caliber rifle."

TexasRifleman
September 26, 2007, 06:29 PM
Yep. Google..... Barrett is the first choice that comes up.

Not bias OR stupidity, just laziness which in my opinion is worse.

obxned
September 26, 2007, 06:32 PM
Bias, stupidity, AND laziness!!!!!!

foghornl
September 27, 2007, 08:33 AM
All of the above...

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748
September 27, 2007, 09:47 PM
Bias, stupidity, AND laziness!!!!!!
+1000 to that.

jlday70
September 27, 2007, 10:06 PM
OMG NOT THE DREADED .50 CAL MUZZLE LOADER !!!!!!everybody run...this is a case of ignorance mixed with a little bias...

alucard0822
September 27, 2007, 10:25 PM
If they are anything like our own Baltimore Sun, nearly complete ignorance of firearms is probably seen as a moral virtue. The media goes to great lengths to sensationalize anything that they are unlikely to be sued over. Taking a cap lock rifle from a guy isn't that exciting, and people may look at it as kind of stupid, enter the barrett pic. They can't come out and SAY the police thwarted an iminent sniper/terrorist attack, due to the liability, but IMPLYING it even in a subtle way furthers their agenda. I have writen COUNTLESS letters to the media correcting firearms related stupidity, and only a couple have recieved a canned "Journalistic integrity is very important to our organization, and all topics are thouroughly researched, the printed results are a culmination of that research". Funny that writing letters to correct other things (namely automotive screwups) are recieved a little warmer, some even with a canned "we appolagise for the error in our research and have issued a correction on page XX the following day"

The media is probably the most biased, racist, and blatantly misinforming field outside of the government. They knew that picture wasn't a muzzleloader, I doubt they are that stupid or lazy, I dare say I think it was ON PURPOSE:eek:

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