Friday, March 23, 2007

Fox News"Fair and Balanced'"?

Gun Enthusiasts Mobilize in Blogosphere in New Era For Grassroots

Friday, March 23, 2007

By Kelley Beaucar Vlahos

This is the article that appears today on the Fox News Web Site.,2933,260492,00.html

The article looks "Fair and Balanced" but look at the photograph that the editors shows to use.

The firearm in the photo might be a semi-auto but it looks like it also might be a machine pistol, or a MAC 10 and it's clearly not representative of the kind of firearm that Second Amendment advocates are talking about.

To the general public it looks like Fox News is saying through its symbolic use of this picture, that the pro Second Amendment bloggers are trying to protect their rights to this kind of weapon. While it may be true that legal ownership of sub-machine guns or semi-autos that look like them, are a component of the overall issue, they are a very small ingredient in the debate.

So why did Fox News choose to use this picture, if not to represent and "unfair and unbalanced" perspective that colors their "fair and balanced" article.

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