Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Issue Of Knife Crime Is A Very Serious One...

... which is why the Daily Mirror's decision to run this item yesterday, with such an innuendal headline, is slightly baffling.

Mind you, the second photo is fairly flattering to the chap in question.


Stevyn Colgan said...

I was more concerned by the damned lies in one tabloid. 'A stabbing every 4 minutes' it said ... or something like that anyway. The point is, they based this on the knife crime statistics. Scary though they may be, the vast majority of knife crimes are NOT stabbings. They are mostly robberies at knife point. Gross misreporting like this just causes public panic. And, as I say, the paper was lying. Shame on them.

John Soanes said...

Reminds me of the after-analysis that the papers were overplaying the chances of getting mugged in the late 1970s/80s... shame that people pointing out that something isn't true seems to be seen as a lot less interesting or valid than rampant scaremongering.