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Friday, May 30, 2008

...carrying 171 rounds of ammo and cartridges....huh?

Please see this link and view the comments.... AP looks like morons after this one.
http://massbackwards.blogspot.com/2008/05/must-have-been-one-small-car.html

Letter that I wrote to Associated Press.


In an article by Alicia A. Caldwell, she made a few very basic errors. First, she said that the car was loaded with an arsenal. Well, I guess since the definition of Arsenal includes "a collection of weapons" she's not incorrect but it's blatant misuse to evoke fear, disgust, and other emotional responses was irresponsible.
" AR-15 assault rifle" - What is an "assault" rifle? is that the brand or something? It's actually just a "scary" word used to evoke fear and other emotional responses.
"171 rounds of ammunition, several cartridges and three knives." Uh....rounds are cartridges. Again, she's adding words to evoke fear. When, actually, she's totally ignorant about what she's writing about.
Making a big deal of 171 rounds and three knives is also ignorant and irresponsible. 171 rounds of .45 ammo could fit in your shoe. and three knives?? so what I have at least 25 knives in my kitchen...and most of them are probably bigger and scarier than whatever this guy had.

The ignorance and arrogance of the press is astounding.

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