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What is WRONG with this story?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by pyrdek, Feb 23, 2012.

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  1. pyrdek

    pyrdek Well-Known Member

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    Please note that this is the same paper that tried to make a story (since pulled) of the trap shooting club accident in Warren County, PA. They also featured a months long series of articles about "gun violence" in Erie. Most of which was home invasions of drug dealers, drug dealer street crime and similar things, virtually all of which actually were done by persons already breaking many other laws. I guess the paper thought it was the gun that took the criminal to the crime and not the other way around.

    Now here is another article about "reckless use of a gun". At least this one does involve two separate people, both of whom did something rather idiotic. What ever happened to "Clearly Identify your target and what is beyond it." and "Wear Orange and clearly identify your location to other hunters". There is no indication in the story if the shooter was shooting at another deer and there was no way possible to even see his son or if he was actually shooting at "what I thought was a deer". the lack of adequate information by this paper when covering shooting stories always seems to be written to portray the incident in the poorest possible light for firearms users.

    Begin news article:

    Authorities: Man shot accidentally by father while hunting in Chautauqua County
    Staff report, Erie Times-News


    MAYVILLE, N.Y. -- A Sheridan, N.Y., man fatally shot while hunting in Chautauqua County in December was shot accidentally by his father, officials announced today.

    The single gunshot wound that killed 33-year-old Jeffrey D. Roberts was fired by William Roberts in a "tragic hunting accident," Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace said this afternoon.

    Jeffrey Roberts had removed his blaze orange vest and was wearing black overalls while field-dressing a deer when he was shot, Gerace said.

    The shooting happened as Jeffrey Roberts, William Roberts and another person were hunting in a field off Route 60, north of Sinclairville, on Dec. 3.
     
  2. porky

    porky TS Member

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    They gotta sell newspapers, print anything to sell newspapers. Print retractions later, in the middle on the bottom. Sensationalism sells newspapers. Always follow the money.
     
  3. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    Or as the say in the news business "If it bleeds, it leads!"
     
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