Friday, October 11, 2013

I Really Don't Know What To Make Of This...

Formynder sends this one on, ostensibly as a DGC addition. IMHO, there's not enough information presented on whether this is or isn't a DGC. What it is, though, is incredibly poorly written with a horribly slanted bias.

Was William Brown an Open-Carry Casualty?
After quarrelling with a man the night of Sept. 20, William Brown was convinced that the man and his brothers would try to kill him. Brown, who went by the nickname "Nod," even told his wife that he thought the brother's family was gunning for him.

#A day later, just after 5 p.m., Brown proved fatally prophetic when, near the intersection of Doctor Moton Street and Smith Robinson Road in the Virden Addition neighborhood, the brother of the man Brown beefed with the night before shot him 12 times.
Read the rest of that "article". It is so incredibly poorly written I almost want to ask what grade the elementary school student who wrote it would have gotten. I mean, they never officially state that the two men were openly carrying; buried well down the article is the fact that the man who was shot actually shot first; and the link between open carry and what happened her was never established. It's like the "reporter" had this as a thought process.

Step 1. We now have open carry.

Step 2. Someone got shot after trying to kill someone else.

Step 3. ???

Step 4. Blame open carry.

Rarely do you see a story so nakedly slanted like this, though. I mean, deliberately leaving out that the man who died shot first? That's kind of, you know, important, don't you think? I mean, I know that it destroys your little narrative that openly carrying firearms somehow led to the death of an innocent person, but other than that, hey, your story is spot on. I mean, hey, just because the deceased started the gunfight doesn't mean that he's not the victim, right? If only his intended victim hadn't been armed, then no one would have been hurt, right? Well, unless he shot again and didn't miss.

I suspect that had Mr. Brown's bullet found its target, the story would still have blamed open carry rather than a man with murder in his heart...

That is all.


Ed said...

Sometimes you get back what you give, plus some.

Will Brown said...

Huh; there really is more than one William Brown. Or was, I think.

Anyway, couldn't have been me, we don't have open carry here in Texas - yet. And, I wouldn't shoot first Han.

TOTWTYTR said...

More like a poorly written editorial than a poorly written article.

I don't know if this is a real newspaper or some on line only thing.

Either way, it's trash.