local media on Mexican gun problems
Story here. An all too typical piece, written in a few hours. There are gun shows, interview and quote some antigunners, make claims without proof (i.e., that four firearms are the weapons of choice), confuse full and semiauto, and publish.
Read it this morning, since it was on the front page. I'm already working on my letter to the editor, and the author...
Posted by: Eric R. Shelton at June 28, 2009 11:17 AM
From the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
http://www.spj.org/ethicscode.asp, the first tenet says:
"Test the accuracy of information from all sources and exercise care to avoid inadvertent error. Deliberate distortion is never permissible."
Clearly a FAIL.
Posted by: Jim D. at June 28, 2009 12:06 PM
From reading the comments on that website would appear the author of the piece has created a whole new fan club for himself.
Posted by: Jim K at June 29, 2009 08:59 AM
It's almost like the media has a template for writing anti-gun articles.
Posted by: mike w. at June 29, 2009 01:29 PM
And the Fourth Estate wonders why we've stopped buying their newspapers...
Posted by: jdberger at June 29, 2009 01:35 PM