Thursday, October 12, 2006

We Have a Winner

Yesterday, I speculated about how long it would take the MSM to print or broadcast a story about the potential terrorist threat from general aviation aircraft--despite ample data suggesting that light aircraft pose little danger as terrorist weapons.

Sure enough, ABC's Lisa Stark was one of the first out of the box. On Wednesday's edition of "ABC World News," she filed the obligatory report on the threat posed by terrorists stealing light aircraft and using them as weapons. Not surprisingly, the "threat" was grossly exaggerated, and she even managed to quote an AOPA spokesman out of context, to boot. Interestingly, I can't find her story on the ABC News website, so perhaps members of the AOPA complained, or her bosses didn't think much of her report.

1 comment:

legion said...

Did she make any mention of the time some drunk SOB dropped one on the WH lawn back during Clinton's time? While hardly a WMD, and only a threat to the Pres at unpredictable times, can you imagine the sort of police state this country, especially DC!, would turn into if that heppened today?