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For Norfolk VA Residents Concerning WTKR NEWS 3

Discussion in 'Activism' started by GlenJ, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. GlenJ

    GlenJ Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    Chesapeake VA
    This morning WTKR News Channel 3 reported on a shooting in North Carolina. In big letters it read ASSUALT RIFLE SHOOTING. WAVY TV 10 and 13 News just reported it as any other shooting. So I encourage anyone that watches WTKR to write to them as I did and switch to a less biased TV station. Here's a copy of my e-mail.

    In the news report about the shooting in NC this morning. I would like to know
    why it was pointed out specifically to be what some deem as an "assault rifle"
    When any other shooting is reported on your news anchors don't mention the type
    of firearm used. Does this make the crime any worse? Or is this the type of spin
    that's purposely put on the story to further an anti gun agenda? Since 13 News
    has reported the story with no anti gun slant I will be getting my news from
    them from now on and I will be encouraging others to do so.

    Here's the definition of an assault rifle.

    A military rifle intended purely for one-man operation and equipped to provide
    both semiautomatic or full-automatic fire by means of a selector switch or other
    fire-control device. Today's assault rifles are typified by the Soviet AK 47 and
    the US AM 16.

    Unless they stole the gun from the military or a law enforcement armory then
    what they had was not an assault rifle

    Here's a reply I got today from WTKR

    It is unusual.
    It is also unusal for police to give us that information so soon after the shooting.
    They did this time and we reported it.

    The specific type of weapon was a SKS 7.62 X 39 assault rifle

    Bill Dobilas bill.Dobilas@wtkr.com
    Assistant News Director
    720 Boush Street
    Norfolk, VA 23510
    (757) 446-1351
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2007
  2. obxned

    obxned Participating Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    OBX, NC
    All of the Norfolk stations like to sensationalize the news. At least WAVY gets the weather right most of the time.
  3. littledoc

    littledoc New Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Hmmm... I see it hasn't changed since I moved. E-mail underway.

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