Monday, February 06, 2012

Gun Show or Parking Lot?

According to Fox News

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Authorities say a U.S. man is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the leg at a gun show.

Police say 26-year-old Charles Lake was leaving the Georgia gun show Sunday when he discharged a round into his leg while reloading his pistol.

Savannah-Chatham police spokesman Julian Miller says Lake bought the pistol at the gun show Saturday and had returned Sunday to buy another.

Police say he was reloading the pistol in the parking lot because loaded guns weren't allowed inside the gun show.

The Savannah Morning News reports Lake's injury was not considered life-threatening.

Would I have clicked on the link to their story if the headline had been

"Police: Man accidentally shoots self in parking lot"?

Probably not....

But then most folks probably wouldn't. As a general rule the only news I listen to on TV is Fox News. But occasionally something like this pops up and reminds me that even though they may not be as biased in their reporting as all the other news agencies, they are still a main stream media outlet, and you have to keep that in mind with everything they publish.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't own a TV, and haven't since late 1978. The only time I ever hear Fox New is when I am out somewhere and that is what is playing on the TV. I am an economist by training and all I can say is that whenever I hear Fox News correspondents chatting with each other saying this or that is obviously true I shake my head and wonder what parallel universe they came from. At least in terms of their economic education, they are completely ignorant, substituting slogans for actual knowledge.