Editorial Malfeasance from WPVI, Philadelphia.

Gut reaction after seeing this headline? Another idiot with a gun solving a discussion with lead:

Editorial Malfeasance Philadelphia

 

But then (and if you happen to have the time to read it) you realize they have pulled an intellectual bait & switch on you:

ORRESDALE (WPVI) — A verbal dispute broke out in Philadelphia’s Torresdale section, and left one man in critical condition.

It happened around 5:40pm Sunday night in the Pathmark parking lot on the 8700 block of Frankford Avenue.

Police say a dispute between two males took a turn for the worst when a 37-year-old male threatened a 38-year-old male with a knife.

After seeing the weapon the 38-year-old asked the 37-year-old to drop the knife numerous times but his requests would go unanswered.

According to police the 38-year-old shot the 37-year-old after he allegedly charged at him with a knife.

via Man shot after verbal dispute in Torresdale | 6abc.com.

Simply put, the News Team at WPVI lied to its viewers/readers. Why would they do such a thing? Your guess is food good as mine, I will go with my standard of “They are in the News business, not in the Truth business.

I find myself every day more and more disgusted with the Media for stuff like this, but not surprised. How sad is that?

6 Replies to “Editorial Malfeasance from WPVI, Philadelphia.”

  1. “But then (and if you happen to have the time to read it) you realize they have pulled an intellectual bait & switch on you”

    I had this assumption going in.

    If a knife is involved, it is no longer a verbal dispute. The first guy tried to solve the verbal dispute with a knife. The second guy responded by resolving the violent dispute with a gun.

    Also: Do not bring a knife to a gunfight.




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  2. WPVI is a Philly area station, catering mostly to suburbanities, and is therefore QUITE liberal. This is definitely a case of the media misreporting a headline, hoping for clicks and also hoping plenty of people don’t read it, and just assume it was just another idiot with a gun.




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