Originally Posted by c5babe
Jon Geibe, the dead motorcyclist.
And Precis, you are no more full of shit than any one of us, sickened by the incompetence and carelessness of some journalists. Thank you.
Most in the media don't care about accuracy. I go through this quite often on boards for my other hobby. 99% of stuff related to firearms in stories is way over sensationalized. And they way they write it makes it sound like military grade arms were used in every shooting or confiscation. Very few, if any, go correct the story or care about their mistakes.
I'd have to dredge it up (if I feel inclined), but one paper reported a kid was under the influence of drugs when he was in a wreck killing the other driver. He was on prescription meds...that happened to just be in the vehicle at te time of the accident. Death threats later it turned into a law suit when no correction or apology was made.