So the media breathlessly reported this weekend on the war vet who hopped the white house fence with
"a 2-1/2inch folding knife with a serrated blade". Or in other words, a pocket knife.
Show me a war veteran, or boy-scout for that matter, who doesn't carry a pocket knife. There were no reports that he was brandishing or otherwise threatening anybody with the knife, yet the news media were fixated on the "knife with a serrated blade". Apparently being serrated makes it a more threatening weapon in the eyes of the hysterical, ignorant media.