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post #23 of Old 05-19-2008
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I just want to second Sailondreams on the inacuracy of the press. When my daughter was 11, she and a friend took a shortcut across a pond during the winter and hit a thin spot in the ice. They came within a whisker of dying and the whole thing was a local media sensation. Reading the subsequent press stories brought home to me something I'd been taught in school, which was that you absolutely cannot trust what you read in the papers to be even near accurate. The reporters had even managed to get the names wrong as well as most of the pertinent details. There was a lot they just fabricated. I feel for this couples family and friends as it must be very painful to read some of the utter bosh that the "news" media dishes out as thinly disguised entertainment that keeps the money rolling in.

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