What Fresh Hell Is This?

June 16, 2016

The Tribune-Review Editorial Board's Attempt At Snark Fails

Take a look at this:
Oh, by the way, the gun used in the Orlando massacre turns out not to have been an AR-15. It was a Sig Sauer MCX carbine. And more than a few gun experts believe the media's mistake is indicative of an agenda — to push for a ban of one of the most popular weapons in the United States.
A few points here, but let's get to the main one.  Their criticism of "the media's mistake" of confusion of an AR-15 and a Sig Sauer MCX.

But was it really the media's mistake?

Let's be clear in the early reporting period of any crisis, it's not unusual to get some facts wrong - this case included.  Take a look:
In the hours after Sunday’s mass shooting at an Orlando night club, Chief John Mina of the Orlando Police Department said the gunman’s weapons included a pistol and an “AR-15-type assault rifle.”
How can it be a media spin if they're quoting the official source at the scene?

And anyway, what difference does it make (other than being a factual error that needs to be fixed)?

The error was corrected quickly (BTW, this is the next paragraph in the Washington Post's coverage):
On Monday night, officials clarified that the rifle Omar Mateen used in the shooting was not an AR-15, but a Sig Sauer MCX rifle.
Then there's Rachel Maddow's explanation of the Sig Sauer.

Tell me again how this is the media's spin to confuse an AR-15 with a Sig Sauer MCX?

If you're gonna snark, you gotta make sure your facts are right.

But then again this is the Tribune-Review editorial board.

3 comments:

Ol' Froth said...

Not only that, but aside from cosmetic differences, its a competitor's answer to a rivals product designed to do the same job as its rivals.

As you noted, it really makes no difference, except as a way to deflect attention, much like a Heir Omega "LOOK OVER HERE!"

spork_incident said...

Not to mention "ITS CALLED A MAGAZINE NOT A CLIP STUPID LIBTARD YOU'RE OPINIONS ARE INVALID!!1111!".


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Omega Cuck Supreme said...

Not to mention the dishonest debunked deflections of
"HOW WOULD THIS LAW HAVE STOPPED THE PREVIOUS MASS SHOOTING!!1111!"
"WHAT OTHER CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS CAN BE REMOVED BY PUTTING SOMEONE ON A SECRET LIST!!1111!"