What you see above is the Remington Arms corporate response to the CNBC investigation into the Model 700, and the alleged defects and safety problems with the product.
Talk about your “smoking gun.” Literally. On one side – corporate giant General Electric RCA NBC CNBC, a news organization known for their bias and gotcha reporting fairness despite being the property of a Fortune 500 mega-corporation. On the other side, Remington, a giant in their own right, within the world of firearms.
For the last 10 months CNBC has been conducting a deep cover investigation into reports of problems with the venerable Model 700. Tonight, they reveal their report in Remington Under Fire: A CNBC Investigation.
Now I prefer to keep my powder dry and reserve my opinion until after I’ve seen all the evidence (unlike that exploding vehicle thing that sister network NBC rigged back in the day). But from what I’ve seen so far, it doesn’t sound as if CNBC exactly put their brain trust to work on this. If they have one. Anybody that’s gonna stand around with a loaded rifle, bolt closed and finger on the trigger is just asking for trouble. But that’s kind of the point in tele-journalism. They don’t say “If it bleeds, it leads” without just cause.
So rather than to continue to speculate on this story and who’s right and who’s wrong, TTAG will watch the special tonight (so you don’t have to) and get back to you Really Soon Now with the Truth About Remmington. And CNBC.