If it’s from the main stream press it must be true

AP caught doctoring news report, substitutes “assault rifle” for “shotgun”.  Now that their leader has revealed himself to be a shotgun lover, I suppose they had to scramble to find a weapon he really didn’t like.

Bob Owens nails ‘em:

Here’s the current Associated Press report:

Dykes was known in the neighborhood as a menacing figure who neighbors said once beat a dog to death with a lead pipe, threatened to shoot children for setting foot on his property and patrolled his yard at night with a flashlight and an assault rifle.

Here’s the earlier story:

Dykes was known around the neighborhood as a menacing figure who once beat a dog to death with a lead pipe, threatened to shoot children for setting foot on his property and patrolled his yard at night with a flashlight and a shotgun.

 Yes, the Associated Press has been caught red-handed changing “shotgun” to “assault rifle” in their reporting.Since the beginning of the standoff (example) it has been reported only that Dykes has been armed with a shotgun when patrolling his property. The morphing of the shotgun into an assault rifle seems to have happened within the past four hours.

Update: Without noting that they’ve made a correction of any kind, the story haschanged again:

Dykes was known around the neighborhood as a menacing figure who neighbors said once beat a dog to death with a lead pipe, threatened to shoot children for setting foot on his property and patrolled his yard at night with a flashlight and a firearm.

It’s just too bad for them that screen caps never die.

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  1. pulled up in OG

    It’s a cinch that pipe tweren’t lead either.

    • AJ

      Good point. Lead pipes are rare to the point of being almost nonexistent. It’s much more likely to have been, if true at all, galvanized steel, a much more effective weapon, as lead, being a very soft metal, is likely to come apart after the first blow.

  2. AJ

    There is more than one type of deceit, lying is one, omission is another. Here’s one story you’re unlikely to hear on the MSM because it just doesn’t fit the narrative: ‘Armed Guard Stops School Shooter After He Opened Fire at Atlanta Middle School’
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/31/armed-guard-stops-school-shooter-after-he-opened-fire-at-atlanta-middle-school/

    There is also a link at the top of that article to someone who doesn’t see it that way: ‘UPDATE: Piers Morgan Claims Armed Guard Was Unable to Stop Atlanta School Shooting’

  3. Anonymous

    The Associated Press is so liberal it makes me want to puke, and all of my local newspapers post their articles as if it is holy script.
    The people who are only burning 60 watt bulbs never realize there is anything wrong with it. And I’m sure many of them vote.