Monday, July 13, 2009

Stretching the truth

So police officer deaths are pretty much at the lowest point since 1965 - something to applaud - but Kevin Johnson of USA Today really tries his hardest to make it seem like the sky is falling.

When we get right down to it, there are way more cops on the street than at anytime in the last four decades, and less cops are getting killed while doing their jobs. That's good. Report that.

Stop manipulating people by telling them that more cops are getting shot to death when they're not. You might as well tell the public that there is an alarming amount of white, male, 10 year veteran cops that are 5' 11" getting killed with their own weapons. Just because it's true doesn't mean you need to wave it around in an effort to scare people.
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