While I understand that everyone is entitled to an opinion (even a one based on misinformation) there is a responsibility by journalists to ensure the opinion they reprisent to THOUSANDS OF READERS WITH NO BACKGROUND ON THE TOPIC is balanced and well researched/investigated.
It's called "journalistic integrity". Oxymoron if you ask me.
Hype sells papers, bottom line. So I doubt we will every see an article selling all the benifits of milsim:
- Physical Fitness
- Honesty and Integrity
- Good Judgement
The list of the positive qualities learned through participating in Airsoft and being involved in the community is almost endless.
The only way to defend poorly written and researched reporting is to attach the same amount of hype to the potential loss of OUR RIGHTS, as that storey does to the "percieved" danger to the general public.
Anyone with media contacts...step up.