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    Thumbs down More bad press for the hobby

    I the Metro Newspaper (a free newspaper given out on the tube) yesterday, in an article about the "Baby P" case, it made a point of saying that the mother's boyfriend who was also involved in the child abuse was "a keen collector of nazi memerobilia". In what way is that relevant to the case?

    I have seen a few things like this in the news over time, all it does is worsen the public opinion of militaria collectors.
    Last edited by Falcon; 13th November 2008 at 09:19 PM.

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    Be professional in all that you do and it will not bite. Dependent on crime the press will seek anything to sell papers. I shoot pistols and rifles in the UK and that attracts bad press
    All Items of Live Ordnance posted by me have been disposed of professionally by EOD. Unless they are Archive Pictures from another Webpage

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    Dont worry about it,
    The `gutter-press` always find something to pin on you.
    They have just added that on,about whoever the guy is,just to stoke the flames.

    Jeez!,I hope i never get in bother with my `Nazi` collection!
    I have a clean record and intend to keep it that way but i collect said memoribilia so does that make me a bad guy?

    Nope!!!


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    I know it will not affect me personally, but it causes the public to brand anyone who collects militaria (they often think you collect "nazi stuff" just with the mention of collecting military items) is a child abusing maniac.

    I also know all too well that the press will look for anything to pin someone on.

    Quote Originally Posted by jayteepee_1999 View Post
    I shoot pistols and rifles in the UK and that attracts bad press.
    How do you manage this?

    I shoot as well, I know how much bad press that attracts.
    Last edited by Falcon; 13th November 2008 at 09:34 PM.

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    Because it's easy for a newspaper to print down text on paper, even if it is complete nonsens. Even if rectified afterward the irreversable damage is allready done and public opinion is influenced negatively beyond repair.
    Last edited by pzgr40; 14th November 2008 at 06:30 AM.

 

 

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