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Saturday, August 20, 2005

Is there bias in the media? Maybe. But, there's definitely no shortage of stupidity. I've read whole lists of "legal, improvised weapons" (pens, rolled-up magazines, and the like) that you can use to defend yourself in the case of a terrorist threat on your flight. Yeah, because only even-keeled, responsible, and law-abiding citizens read Black Belt Magazine. I've seen pieces that actually advocate using windshield wiper fluid like you would Windex, something that's contraindicated by the skull and crossbones on the bottle.

But NPR takes the cake by featuring a commentator giving some general tips on how you, yes you, the average citizen, can get away with murder!
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4 comments:

Datu_b said...

Like you didn't already know all that ;)

I think crime dramas, CSI especially, may actually increase the aquital rate based on reasonable doubt. People are going to expect tons of "hard evidence"

Don said...

Eh, I don't know... increase the acquittal rate for The Man, maybe.

Ms. Bizarro said...

Thank god we have these media retahds to tell us how much we should be scared/how easy it is to commit heinous crimes. I feel much better. Where's my valium?

datu_b said...

"Where's my valium?" Right next to your Xanax like it always is.