The polimedia in the United States is attempting to gin up hysteria to pass gun control laws by labeling everything from a .22 to an umbrella an “assault rifle.”
Yesterday, I expressed doubts about the “assault rifle” found at the scene of a University of Central Florida (UCF) suicide, noting that the rifle they claimed to have found at the scene doesn’t exist. I took an educated guess at what it actually was—a .22 training rifle with plastic furniture—and my hunch turned out to be correct.
The US polimedia insisting upon calling the firearm an “assault rifle” includes ABC News, NY Daily News, Fox News, and other Associated Press outlets more interested in creating a narrative than reporting accurate facts.
It took a visit to the foreign media, specifically the UK’s Daily Mail, to find an attempt at objective, factual reporting:
The officers then back out of the room and wait, presumably for their superiors to secure the crime scene.
On the floor are a .45-caliber handgun and a semiautomatic .22-caliber rifle made to look like German assault rifle.
Notice that? “Made to look like,” not “was.”
The caption for the photo of the rifle is equally detailed in its attempt at accuracy.
Even in England, their journalists care more about trying to get the details of a U.S. story right. Sure, they missed a little bit (the firearm being copied is technically a submachine gun, not an assault rifle, but that is a minor difference having to do with caliber), but the point is that the made sure readers were informed, and they made it explicit that this was not an assault rifle.
Here? The leftist political/media cabal ignores the facts, and instead thrives upon delivering propaganda that supports their favored political position. No wonder the public has such a low opinion of American journalists.