The Uninvited Ombudsman Report - No. 10

Taken from this week’s “Page Nine” Alan Korwin’s “The Uninvited Ombudsman Report”
The lamestream media told you:
An armored car heist in Phoenix was committed using automatic weapons. An unknown amount of cash was stolen, and police are looking for the suspects. Not shots were fired during the robbery.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Gun enthusiasts immediately suspected a rat when the media brazenly reported the use of automatic weapons in a crime. Machine guns typically cost $10,000 or more, are severely restricted by the FBI, individually recorded and tracked, and are the domain mainly of world-class collectors and specialists. They are more rare in street crime than cash in a congressman's freezer.
"No shots were fired" lead many to question why the phrase "automatic weapons" was even used. Authorities apparently gave the phrase to the reporter, who simply parroted what was said without any research or reporter curiosity. No charges have been filed against the reporter.
Several days later, the follow-up story claimed that automatic OR semiautomatic weapons MAY have been used, and suspects were in custody, increasing skepticism in those parts of the community that are awake.
Today (July 28), the headline says "Toy rifles aided three in heist," and Bosnia-Herzegovina natives were the apparent culprits. "Fake AK-47 assault rifles" were used in combination with pepper spray. I am not making this up.
According to the report, toy fakes can be scary sounding "assault rifles." The money has been recovered. No correction has been issued. The reporter is still at large.

Click on 'Read More' for links to the full report.

The lamestream media told you:
The Associated Press reports that a man serving life in prison for a single murder may have killed as many as 48 people over two-and-a-half decades. Authorities are trying to corroborate his claims.
The story by John Sarche features a stylish photo of the criminal, and holds him up as possibly the most prolific killer of modern times, naming others who are competitors for such a ghastly title, with a certain sense of awe.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
The Associated Press continues its long history of publicizing murderers, bringing national attention to homicidal maniacs instead of sympathy to victims of crime.
The obvious need for reducing restrictions on civilian possession of firearms, in light of constant attention to atrocities by these glorified killers, was not addressed in the story. Photos of the victims are rarely chosen over photos idolizing the psychopathic perpetrators.
Imagine the effect if each murder victim story mentioned that, "The victim lived in an area where simple civilian possession of firearms is banned or severely restricted by government taxes and tests."
The affect of the story on copycats is unknown, and was rebroadcast for days.

The lamestream media told you:
President Bush is adding flair to bill signings. Reporter Jennifer Loven, writing for the Associated Press, details several high-profile enactments designed to get, and successfully getting, coverage from the lamestream media.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
This story is so bad that only a line-by-line review will do. Essentially, flat-out editorializing is presented as news, and none of the editors spotted it or even labeled it as analysis.
AP: "Bush and his party are campaigning hard as the November elections approach."
Reality: Both parties are campaigning hard as the election approaches, and that's not news.
AP: "The GOP is seen as in danger of losing its majority status in one or both houses of Congress."
Reality: Although cynics suspect the AP would love the GOP to lose its majority and hence pushes the idea constantly, both parties vie for power in every election, and the balance in either house is always at risk of changing. Always.
AP: "In May, White House message masters chose the South Lawn as the venue for Bush's signings."
Reality: "Message masters" is a slur, both parties use experts to stage everything they do, and only the most supreme choices for maximum effect are ever used, even if they get it wrong occasionally.

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