Monday, January 21, 2008

From the Deptartment of Misleading Ledes

Check out the opener from this AP story out of San Antonio.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - In an apparent case of road rage, a motorist shot a driver to death who threatened him with a baseball bat.

"Road rage"? Try "lawful self defense".

Read on.

Police said that the shooting just after midnight on New Year's Day appeared to be in self-defense, so they didn't plan to charge 24-year-old Brian Correa.

"It was apparent to us that he was defending himself," said police spokesman Sgt. Gabe Trevino, who added that the shooter had a license to carry a concealed weapon.

Of course, Hillary Clinton and Rosie O'Donnell would be sleeping more soundly tonight had this story ended with a defenseless non-aggressor getting the interior of his Camaro decorated with brain.

(heads-up from NewsBusters)