Tuesday, August 13, 2019


The Today Show on the TV in the other room is doing a piece on bulletproof backpacks. The reporter just said, in an 'A-ha, gotcha!' tone of voice, "The manufacturers claim the backpacks will stop handgun bullets, but they don't claim that they can stop bullets from semiautomatic weapons like those used in recent shootings!"

Unpacking the levels of ignorance in this sort of reporting would be an all-day project.