I recently saw a story on the website for our local paper, the st.pete times that had a video of a couple stealing a dog from the humane society “drop box” (they call it that, but it’s just a locked outdoor kennel), anyway, there was a video with the story, in which, they refer to the dog in question as a pitbull. At the end of the clip, you can see the dog, and it was a bull terrier-a spuds mckensie dog- that I thought pretty much anyone would know because of how popular they were at one point. The reports are rarely ever right about the breed of whatever they’re talking about. At the end of the day, it’s all about sensationalism, they figure that more people will watch a story, or whatever if they say “pitbull”. Because, who in their right mind would believe a sweet lab, or cocker spaniel, or yorkie, or shih tzu would attack someone? And even if they did believe it, “blood thirsty, crazed yorkie” doesn’t quite roll off the tounge as well as “blood thirsty, baby killing pitbull”.