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    Oopsie ... Virginian-Pilot's Bias Is Showing Again

    This article appeared in Saturday's Norfolk Virginian-Pilot:
    http://epilot.hamptonroads.com/Olive...&view=ZW50aXR5

    That prompted me to submit a LTE, taking the reporter to task:

    Gun Puns Unprofessional

    Reporter Julian Walker’s article in the Saturday, January 19th Pilot (A false start for gun-show bill) must have slipped by the copy editors. Of course, I cannot know Mr. Walker’s personal views on firearms, but I can certainly infer them from his choice of metaphors in the article. I might have overlooked “a series of other Democrat-sponsored bills … were shot down in the morning committee hearing”, had it not been followed closely by “The gun bills slain Friday included …”. Slain? Not “rejected”? Not “voted down”?

    And then, there was “…the same day a slew of gun-rights advocates are expected to descend on the Capitol.” Slew? Descend? They are not locusts, they are citizens. They are not General Grant’s army laying siege to Richmond.

    To illustrate my point, would you publish an article about an abortion bill in committee, in which the reporter stated that legislators were “vacuuming” up votes, “ripping out” amendments, and “terminating” debate?


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    Keep up the good work!

    I hope your LTE gets published.

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    Thumbs up



    That, Sir, is one helluva letter. It is precise, succinct, well written, and contains just exactly the proper degree of snarkasm.

    I salute you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBCraig View Post


    That, Sir, is one helluva letter. It is precise, succinct, well written, and contains just exactly the proper degree of snarkasm.

    I salute you!
    +1 (Since there is no "like" or thumbs up button.) ;>)

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