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UK Paper Gets it Right: Hero doctor stops hospital shooting rampage
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| 26 July, 2014
| Dean Weingarten
Posted on 07/26/2014 5:24:24 AM PDT by marktwain
The UK is a very unfriendly place for the gun culture, yet compare this headline from the dailymail.co.uk with the old media in the U.S.:
Hero doctor stops hospital shooting rampage: Psychiatrist uses his own gun to shoot patient who killed caseworker in front of him Here is the Washington Post:
Authorities search for motive in gunfight between psychiatric patient and doctor Consider that the doctor had just witnessed a murder of a coworker in front of him, and was wounded in the head and hand while defending himself and others.
It says a great deal when a British paper delivers better reporting than a supposed "elite" American paper. I am waiting for the Post to find that somewhere in his past, the good Doctor Silverman had some military or police training. Then all will be explained... because, you see, it wasn't really a "civilian" defensive gun use after all! Sarcasm alert.
I would like to see Shannon Watts public apology for her statement, when asked about shootings in public places being stopped by a "good guy with a gun", to use Wayne LaPierre's phrase.
Watts responded: "This has never happened. Data shows it doesn't happen." That was a lie at the time, of course, as illustrated numerous times here:
Mass Killings Stopped by Armed Citizens
I do not expect Shannon Watt to apologize. If she would, it would undercut her whole media campaign, and likely stop the Bloomberg funding.
But it appears that the Washington Post has a long way to go before it regains any reputation as a reliable news source. I had great hopes after the paper changed hands last year...
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The Washington Post' headline makes it sound as if only the Doctor did not have a gun, no problems would have occurred.
posted on 07/26/2014 5:24:24 AM PDT
>> The Washington Post’ headline ...
The MSM is the Country’s greatest threat.
posted on 07/26/2014 5:37:46 AM PDT
by Gene Eric
(Don't be a statist!)
"Consider that the doctor had just witnessed a murder of a coworker in front of him, and was wounded in the head and hand while defending himself and others"
I would use this as a headline. Range time should include single handed shooting with both hands.
posted on 07/26/2014 5:47:16 AM PDT
Last night’s ABC news had a very pro-gun segment with this. Wonder how long it will last.
posted on 07/26/2014 8:15:53 AM PDT
by Ruy Dias de Bivar
(Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
Calling the Daily Mail an ‘British Newspaper’ is probably an oversimplification these days. Like the Guardian, they have expanded into the US and Australia, and they are seperate sections under the same brand, like BAe Systems Inc is an American company under the British BAe Systems PLC ‘brand’. Joshua Gardner, the journalist who wrote this article, is an American.
You are correct, of course. However, they are British owned, so they do not seem to be reflexively part of the “Old Media” in America. They are not dominated by the groupthink politics of the American “progressives”.
posted on 07/27/2014 5:19:58 AM PDT
(The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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