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Washington Post Needs Fact-Check

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Provincial, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. Provincial

    Provincial Near Salem, OR Well-Known Member

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    An interesting article in the Washington Post, with a glaring error. It makes you wonder what else they got wrong!


    Quote from this article (Bold to highlight the error):

    Handgun design has not changed much in hundreds of years. That’s a point of pride for most gun manufacturers.

    “Made in the USA since 1852,” Smith & Wesson boasts on its Web site. Samuel Colt began making pistols in 1836. Beretta was founded in Italy in 1526. Sturm, Ruger (1949) and Glock (1963), both popular Austrian companies, are the new kids on the block.

    I guess the names Sturm and Ruger sound Austrian to the reporter that he didn't feel it was necessary to determine that they were really an American company. :rolleyes:
    GuyBMeredith and albin25 like this.
  2. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I'm not surprised at the ignorance on display...Geography isn't taught much in schools these days.

    You missed one...
    "Handgun design has not changed much in hundreds of years. That’s a point of pride for most gun manufacturers."

    Hard to imagine that handgun design hasn't changed much since 1815 or that there's a gun manufacturer that makes it a point of pride that they haven't improved their designs or materials since they started, or that there isn't a new manufacturer that's opened their doors since 1963??

    Apparently the ignorant idiot that wrote this article actually believes that because " since 1852" appears on S&W's ads that the gun designs being advertised and sold today actually existed in 1852...or worse, he thinks Beretta...(489 years ago )l hasn't had a new design either.

    I was also unaware that all the 1911's suddenly started falling apart and shooting crooked.

    Reads like a sour grapes hit-piece because Beretta is leaving and going to TN.(GASP>>>SHUDDER>>>EEEK)

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    No surprise here.
    It's pretty common for me to be reading an article or watching the News and they happen to be talking about something I accidently have a bit of knowledge or experience with.
    Scary how often they get it wrong on major details.
    What else is the MSM getting wrong through ignorance, lazy reporting and sometimes/often bias?
    Be skeptical!
  4. P7id10T

    P7id10T West Slope Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    It's a diabolical plot: all the people who write in to correct the author will be classified as gun-nutz and their names/email addresses passed onto the Obama administration.
  5. Mike Minihan

    Mike Minihan Medford,Oregon New Member

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    WP is much like CNN,they almost always get the story and almost
    always get it wrong. Beretta was founded 1497. And always had a single proprietor,the Pietro Beretta of each generation.
  6. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Most of msm is opinion based facts just muddy the water.