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The Media is Turning This Around, Headline: Did 911 Give Mother Ok To Shoot Intruder.

January 7, 2012

[This is not a blog on whether or not she should have shot, or if the operator gave her permission. This is about how the MSM is spinning this.]

I knew it would only be a matter of time until this was turned around and someone other than the persons who were breaking into the home of the 18-year-old mother, were blamed for the elimination of one of the intruders.

This morning as I was writing on the Military cuts by this administration, I noticed an article asking, “Did 911 Give Okla. Mom Permission To Shoot Intruder?” (Yes it is in the Huffington Post so I had to read it.)

I along with hundreds of thousands have heard the 911 tape and no the operator did not give permission to shoot. Why are they drawing this out and why are they trying to spin this?

I believe that this person did what was called for to protect her child, and herself. If anybody says they would not have done the same thing they are either liars or really, really stupid and I feel sad for their children.

Below I point out how they spin and use their word placement to try to sway the readers.

A teenage mother shot and killed an intruder after a 911 operator said she was allowed to defend her infant son and herself with force.

In that first paragraph, the writer tries to hang the mother and operator right off the bat. By pointing out that she was a Teenage Mother shot and killed.

Then the writer says, the operator gave the mother permission to do what she has to do to protect her baby. Anyone that has listened to the 911 tape knows that the operator did not give permission, but said to do what she felt she had to.

“I’ve got two guns in my hand — Is it okay to shoot him if he comes in this door?” McKinley asked the 911 operator.
“I can’t tell you that you can do that, but you do what you have to do to protect your baby,” the dispatcher told McKinley when she asked a second time. The call went on for 21 minutes as the men powered their way into McKinley’s house.

The writer does put the what the operator’s response was to the mother’s question the second time, but does not tell what she said the first time. The first time the operator tells her straight out I can’t tell you that you can do that. However, as I said, the writer tries to sway you in the first paragraph.

Ps. I am really interested in what people think about this and would you have done the same thing.

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