It's not just firearms about which the mainstream media is laughably uninformed...
Yes. "Hackers" sit in front of high tech computers in outfits suited for robbing convenience stores. Because apparently someone smart enough to break into a bank account or steal credit card information isn't smart enough to cover over their webcam in the unlikely event it were compromised. Really? A black hoodie, sunglasses, and a face mask? Is this guy a hacker or afraid of catching MRSA?
Oh, sure, it's not as bad as asking if foam ear plugs are rubber bullets, but still. To have such ridiculous notions about computers and online crime, especially when the concept of hacking is many decades old, is mind-boggling. I suppose it's partially out of political correctness - in real life, the hacker is most likely to be Chinese, Russian, or Taiwanese (if not American).
Let's help the media out, shall we? It's 2014. What other outdated stereotypes can we dispose of?
That is all.