I was prompted by this discussion to look up reports about "dog bites" online last night. What I discovered was depressing. Even normal publications like TIME allow distorted, factually vacuous (and misleading) pieces to be published. I've looked into the research, and it is routinely misreported. The fact is, pit bulls do not bite more frequently than other dogs, but get reported at a higher rate because of myth-perceptions and stereotypes. The "studies" I've seen are so sloppy there is no scientific merit to them, and they can't pass peer review, yet they get cited in news reports without skepticism. And advocates lie to communities on a regular basis. It's almost Trumpian.