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deception of using LA bank heist footage in AWB TV pieces

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hso, Sep 10, 2004.

  1. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    In a 1993 'Dateline NBC' report on the safety of General Motors pickup trucks, in which the producers rigged a truck explosion, an investigation led to the resignation of the president of NBC News and other employees involved in the story and GM winning a lawsuite against NBC for the "dramatized" footage.

    In 2004 while discussing the AWB network and local news organisations are airing footage of the LA bank robbery where fully automtic weapons were used by the criminals.

    Is there any fundamental difference between these two jounalistic deceptions? Neither one reflects the whole truth. Both intend to mislead the public by "showing" the viewers a frightningly dangerous situation that is intended to illustrate how dangerous these 2 things are to the public, but neglect to point out that they are not accurate representations of what really happened. Yes, the crooks as shown did lay down a hail of automatic weapons fire killing people, but they did not use semiautomatic "assault" weapons to do it. Just as NBC's truck exploded due to the incendiary devices placed on it instead of the side collision.
  2. obiwan1

    obiwan1 Well-Known Member

    And this surprises you????????
  3. Jim March

    Jim March Well-Known Member

  4. Geech

    Geech Well-Known Member

    Actually, in that particular robbery they did not kill anyone. The only two people that died were the perps themselves.
  5. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    I remember watching a nooze report a couple of years ago where they talked about how the North Hollywood bank robbers were firing armor-piercing ammunition "meant for taking out armored vehicles."

    Then they cut to footage of M1 Abrams tanks.
  6. sendec

    sendec member

    C'mon now

    The North Hollywood perps were really using real assault weapons to assault people, so I would'nt try to cast too fine a line here. And frankly, would'nt any of us want a full auto G3 given the opportunity?

    The Chev fraud was just that, a fraud. The North Hollywood caper was all too real.

    I understand the point you are making, but trying to play word games with the media is a sucker bet.
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2004
  7. Rawlings

    Rawlings Well-Known Member

    What type of rifles did the LAPD acquire from the local gun store to bring down the perps? It's be interesting if they were "assault weapons."
  8. ZeroX

    ZeroX Well-Known Member

    Apparently, B&B Sales gave the police two AR-15s, a shotgun, and a few scoped hunting rifles.
  9. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Nope. A lie is a lie is a lie. Obviously, some lies are larger than others; curiously, however, all liars believe they're justified in telling lies because they're doing so for noble purposes.
  10. Edmond

    Edmond Well-Known Member

    It's all about the media trying to beat fear and paranoia into the minds of people who don't know anything about guns.

    They make it sound like crime is going to increase 800% the day after the ban sunsets!:rolleyes:
  11. Fingolfin

    Fingolfin Well-Known Member

    Exploiting ignorant fear is always the best campaign strategy, now more than ever.

    Just listen next time Bush or Kerry open their mouths.
  12. joe sixpack

    joe sixpack Well-Known Member

    The antis say the streets will be full of "assault weapons", that children will
    be buying automatic revolvers and bazookas from ice cream trucks, all this and more overblown bs as is typical of the media and antis. Just jack it up to ludicrous proportions and people may see it for the fear mongering propaganda it really is.

    cheers, ab

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