Stating the obvious?

November 1, 2010

Gunmen kill 13 at birthday party in Mexico

MEXICO-SHOOTING/“I don’t know what happened. I was here with my son, who is a boy,” said the man, who declined to be identified.

In your news story, there is a quote from a man who refused to give his name. The man is quoted saying, “I was here with my son, who is a boy.”

Well, no s–t.

David B.

Really? Thirteen people are murdered at a family birthday party and this is what you noticed in the story?

I believe most readers understood that he meant a boy as opposed to a man, not a boy as opposed to a girl: GBU Editor

Residents cry outside a crime scene where gunmen sprayed bullets into a family birthday party in Ciudad Juarez, October 23, 2010.  REUTERS/Gael Gonzalez

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Although a massacre such as this is traumatic for any one, I’m sure the man’s intention was to identify his son as a young lad, as opposed to an adult male.

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