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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by PapaG, Jun 14, 2019.

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  1. PapaG

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    A news feed crops up now and again on my tablet with one entry as stated in the title. Several different writers. After reading a few, I now scroll past. These "gun writer/experts" are anything but. Hyperbole, misinformation, and sensation are the rule of the day. I guess if you want a laugh and can overlook the potential damage done through non-gun culture types reading and taking them for gospel it would be ok.
    "New army rifle hits with the pressure of a tank".
    "The Model 29--most dangerous gun in the world".
    "The British rifle that won WWII".
    And on and on. "The bullet hits with X pounds of pressure".
    There are a few other feeds almost as bad.
     
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    Indeed, they pass off op-ed and regurgitated stories from actual military and geopolitical sources that they have dumbed down for a mass market audience, with many technical innacuracies. Often the pictures they credit as a certain weapons system wont even match the text. Clearly their contributors and editors dont have a clue.
     
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    Saw one of there's awhile back. Headline was along the line of crossing a rifle and a gun you get what we know is an AR pistol. Yes, cross a rifle and gun...
     
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    I've seen them in my newsfeed too. They're so bad, that they're almost comical.
     
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    I wonder if the entire site is run by a Russian troll farm.....
     
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    I've wondered that too, but I always thought that the Russians were a little more competent than that...:neener:
     
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    Typical click bait. These things are often composed by "content bots," not by human writers. It's just a regurgitation of key words found on the Web, strung together with some semblance of logic, which usually fails on closer examination.
     
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    Not really our issue, but I agree with the analysis.

    Thus closed.
     
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