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Old April 17th, 2011, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Love4himies View Post
it would have been taken as "see, pitbulls are to be feared". .
but I think that would have been the message had Rocky 'proved' to be 'mean', which clearly wasn't the case.

I don't know, I read the article as the reporter sort of making fun of himself and his own preconceptions about the breed, acknowledging that it's wrong to judge a book by its cover but that he can't really help it. I think it's acknowledging a problem in a humorous way. Maybe next reader who goes out and meets a bully breed will remember Rocky and will be more inclined to face their fears, irrational as they may be?

I understand the sensitivity though.
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