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Day By Day© by Chris Muir.


Thursday, August 25, 2005

sometimes you have to wonder

at the press's ability to figure out the truth obvious.
i posted about our seatrials fire before , and alluded to the local newspaper running a front page picture of the boat steaming up the channel towards mare island. here's a link to the picture and the front page. the file is too big to post here.
anyway, if you look at the boat close enough, you can see the starboard list caused by the vent valves malfunctioning.
i don't know about you, but if i saw folks topside, some of them laying down, and a heavy list, i doubt i'd caption the picture as "successfully completing seatrials" without at least a couple of phonecalls to the yard.
this is just one example that i've lived through that shows the total cluelessness of most of the media out there regarding accurate reportage.

and then chap posts link to another example, albiet not submarine, but certainly military. read the comments. they say what i think better than i can.


Blogger bothenook said...

kerraap. i've just deleted 5 spams in the matter of a couple of minutes.
i have to go figure out who's site i was on lately that had the infamous "what word do you see" utility running for comments. wonder if that really cuts down on the spam or not.

8/25/05, 2:05 PM  

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