Rolling Stone inspires mockery with list of most dangerous guns

No need to pick up the latest issue of Rolling Stone to learn which are “the 5 most dangerous guns in America;” National Review’s Charles C. W. Cooke has recompiled the exhaustive list at NRO. Drum roll, please.

  1. Pistols
  2. Revolvers
  3. Rifles
  4. Shotguns
  5. Derringers

Rolling Stone based its ratings on “a combination of availability, portability and criminal usage.” Some, however, question the expertise of Rolling Stone when it comes to deadly weapons. Professional marksman “Top Shot” Chris Cheng, for example, retweeted this alternative list of dangerous knives.

Top 5 most dangerous knives:
– sharp ones
– dull ones
– metal ones
– big ones
– machetes—   (@laurakfillault) July 15, 2014

Rolling Stone certainly did “start a dialogue” with its list.

Next @RollingStone: America's Deadliest Knives
4. The pointy ones
3. The sharp ones
2. The sharp pointy ones
1. Knife-guns— Baron_Von_Meow (@AceofSpadesHQ) July 15, 2014

.@rollingstone Exposé: The Deadliest Car Collisions
4. From the side
3. From behind
2. Head-on
1. Guy in passenger seat shoots you in face— Baron_Von_Meow (@AceofSpadesHQ) July 15, 2014

.@rollingstone Report: World's Deadliest Fish
4. Sharks
3. Sharks
2. Piranha
1. Sharks— Baron_Von_Meow (@AceofSpadesHQ) July 15, 2014

.@rollingstone World's Deadliest Animals
4. Bears
3. Sharks
2. Hippos
1. Man. Made you think, didn't we?— Baron_Von_Meow (@AceofSpadesHQ) July 15, 2014

@AceofSpadesHQ @RollingStone top 3 things ppl look for in pets

  1. cat
  2. dog
  3. cat or dog— Rev. Dr. E Buzz (@RevDrEBuzz) July 15, 2014

@AceofSpadesHQ The 5 most important fingers, according to @RollingStone

5 Pinky
4 Ring
3 The Bird
2 Index
1 Thumb— El Capitán (@pbsenerchia) July 15, 2014

@AceofSpadesHQ @rollinstone Deadliest Tornadoes:
5) F-1
4) F-2
3) F-3
2) F-4
1) F-5— Patrick Cooper (@catpooper) July 15, 2014

Rolling Stone's most dangerous cats:

  1. Bobcat
  2. Panther
  3. Tiger
  4. Lion
  5. Housecat with pistol…

@AceofSpadesHQ— JaSchrein (@jaschrein) July 15, 2014

.@rollingstone: America's deadliest automobiles:
1. Cars
2. Trucks
3. Other— Harold Stickeehands (@StickeeNotes) July 15, 2014

@AceofSpadesHQ @rollinstone deadliest forms of matter:
1: liquid
2: solid
3: gas— BIZZARO SIROTA (@dad_of_jacob) July 15, 2014

@AceofSpadesHQ Deadliest forms of drowning:
3. In water
2. In soup
1. In lava— Jason Fox (@jason_fox) July 15, 2014

.@RollingStone Report: World's Deadliest Terrorist Organizations –

  1. Tea Party
  2. GOP
  3. Koch Brothers
  4. Israel
  5. SCOTUS— Tommy (@FirstTeamTommy) July 15, 2014

The most lovely types of coconuts:

  1. Big ones
  2. Small ones
  3. Some as big as your head— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) July 15, 2014

Most dangerous forms of matter:

  1. Mineral
  2. Vegetable
  3. Animal— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) July 15, 2014

Top 5 worst Biebers

  1. Neighbor Bieber
  2. Rapping Bieber
  3. Katy Perry
  4. Tattooed Bieber
  5. @RollingStone Cover Bieber— S.M (@redsteeze) July 15, 2014

Rolling Stone's 5 Deadliest Relevance-Killing Decades
5. The 70's
4. The 80's
3. The 90's
2. The 00's
1. The 10's— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) July 15, 2014

We’ve all learned something today.


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‘Peak jackassery’! Vox: Americans are too dumb to grasp O-care’s awesomeness

Yep — and Vox is counting on it.

Last week, Ezra Klein informed us that all those Obamacare cancellation stories were “mostly hype.”, his precious “general interest news site for the 21st century” is hard at work again today, putting us peons in our place:

Yeah, that’s pretty much the gist of Vox-er Sarah Kliff’s piece. Have a look:

In other words, you stupid Americans are really, really stupid.

Of course Americans thinking Obamacare sucks has nothing to do with the fact that Obamacare actually, you know, sucks:

Oregon’s working just fine!

What Vox was saying is that we just don’t know what’s good for us.

Peak jackassery … for now. We’ve already convinced ourselves that Vox will find a way to out-jackass itself again soon enough.

Heh. Ezra Klein and Vox are free to interpret data however they want to, facts be damned. And we’re free to call them out on their hackery.

For what it’s worth, we rather like this take:

‘An embarrassment’: White House embraces Voxsplaining in shameless lapdog-stroking retweet

‘Clown show over there at Vox’: Ezra Klein diagnoses Right with ‘Obamacare Derangement Syndrome’

‘Don’t freak out’: Worried about census changes? Voxplainers to the rescue!

‘Typo or Freudian fantasy?’ Vox headline about ‘Chelsea Clinton’s presidency’ mock-splained

‘Lying hack’! Ezra Klein throttled for calling Obamacare cancellation stories ‘mostly hype’

Journalism: Vox examines ‘crucial context’ of coming out as a porn star

‘You just got pantsed’: Fact check destroys Vox Israel-Palestine ‘explainer’; Author attacks byline

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