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Media Bias or stupidity?

Discussion in 'Activism' started by RoadkingLarry, Sep 26, 2007.

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  1. RoadkingLarry

    RoadkingLarry Member

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    http://wcbstv.com/topstories/local_story_269152217.html

    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!
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    I sent them an email pointing out the probable error.
     
  2. Bartkowski

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    I would say stupidity, or lack of knowledge on the subject or firearms, and black powder rifles.
     
  3. dasmi

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    Someone probably did a google image search for "50 caliber rifle."
     
  4. TexasRifleman

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    Yep. Google..... Barrett is the first choice that comes up.

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

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    Bias, stupidity, AND laziness!!!!!!
     
  6. foghornl

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    All of the above...

    Main Scream Media bias
    Media stupidity
    Media laziness.....and other things I can't say on "The High Road"
     
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    Bias, stupidity, AND laziness!!!!!!
    +1000 to that.
     
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    OMG NOT THE DREADED .50 CAL MUZZLE LOADER !!!!!!everybody run...this is a case of ignorance mixed with a little bias...
     
  9. alucard0822

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    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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