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Started by 8 iron, April 15, 2011, 11:02:18 am

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Let me tell you why reporting like this irritates the ever-living crap out of me...

The headline reads, "SWAT Attacks Home School Mom for Refusing to Force Med Child".   But in reading the article, it says, "...Police claimed Godboldo discharged a firearm in her apartment during the stand-off and that is when the SWAT team was called in..."

Now the headline would have you to believe that the SWAT team "attacked" this mom for nothing other than refusing to give her child medication, but the reality is, a shot was fired and that is what resulted in the standoff.

Now, as to why this kind of reporting irritates me...  I actually side with the mother in the story on the issue of state interference as it pertains to medications and immunizations for our children.  However, because of the remarkably sensationalistic (not to mention intentionally misleading) headline, it makes it appear as though this was an unprovoked attack on a "school mom" for no good reason.  They conveniently leave out the part that says the mom fired a gun.

This irritates me, because now instead of being able to actually address the real issue at hand, the misleading and sensationalist reporting becomes a detriment and distraction from the actual issue.

"There is no charge for awesomeness -- or attractiveness."


Interestingly, the very first comment in this article I found on the story illustrates my point vividly;

"Darrell: I'm a huge proponent of Parents rights but when you decide to leave out the very cogent fact that the mother Discharged a weapon during her stand off with Police, that destroys any credibility you may have had on this story."

Source: http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/04/post_55.html


This is exactly what I'm talking about.  Now instead of parent's rights, an issue that deserves our attention, the focus is shifted to dishonest reporting.

"There is no charge for awesomeness -- or attractiveness."

8 iron

This will get ever increasing. We can't allow this country to become a Facist Police State. It's bad enough we're moving to a socialist country.....

I'm am dead serious about that.


I have news for you, you are there.  With homeland security and cameras everywhere along with other advanced technology we are already there.  It is to late, all we can do is pray that soon the public will become incensed and act to free us.