From my “other” blog Everything Worth Knowing…

Everything Worth Knowing...

“Pit bull” attacks in the news are common. They are blown out of proportion and sensationalized to the fullest by overzealous reporters looking to up their readership. Truth be told, “pit bull” attacks are isolated incidents. Far more people are bitten by other breeds than by “pit bull” type dogs. We just don’t hear about those incidents because they don’t have the sensationalism reporters crave in a story. We also don’t hear the positive “pit bull” stories despite the fact that there are far more positive stories than negative. Positive “feel good” stories don’t get the readership main stream media is looking for. Far better for their readership when they can denigrate the “breed”, and take a stand against them. (Please note the dripping sarcasm in that last sentence.)

“Pit bull” type dogs get a bad rap in the media. Why? It sells papers. It’s a hot button issue with a lot of people…

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