Gut reaction after seeing this headline? Another idiot with a gun solving a discussion with lead:
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?
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[…] Man shot after verbal dispute. Or, you know, because someone pulled a knife. […]
Went over there to comment, at least the commenters get it.
“Your guess is as food as mine”?
Interesting guess. 🙂
Idiot’s Auto-Correct? 😀
“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.
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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