\But seriously... how hard is it to know the difference between an assault rifle and an MG?
I couldn't tell you the difference. I know the AK-47 (and its descendants) has a curved magazine. That's all I know about military weaponry.
To gain a bit of empathy here, I would suggest you think about a topic you know little about -- but that's in the news. Volcanoes in Iceland, for example. When stuff like that happens, they have to explain something they know VERY little about to people who (most of the time) know even less. Usually it works out and the less educated become more educated. For the very educated, however, it's a problem.
This is universal. And it's always on deadline.
Like I said: It's easy until you do it.