IF IT WEREN’T MURDER, YOU’D HAVE TO LAUGH

What does that title mean?

Read the following two short excerpts and you’ll see.

First we have this, from Chris Palmer’s article, yesterday, at philly.com (the Philadelphia Inquirer’s website):

President Trump said Thursday that Philadelphia’s murder rate has been “steady, I mean, just terribly increasing.”

By almost any interpretation, he’s wrong.

That’s pretty definitive, wouldn’t you say?

Next, we have this, from Stephanie Farr’s article, today, in…uhhhh… the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Philadelphia has had yet another bloody week of gun violence. Over the course of seven days, five people were shot dead. So far this year, there have been 27 homicides; that’s one a day. It’s too early to tell how the year will end, but homicides in the city to this point are up 37 percent, compared with the same period in 2016.

Say what??????

FYI:  both Mr. Palmer and Ms. Farr are listed as “Staff Writers”.

Is it me, or do these two need a staff meeting?

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