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Re: [PanoToolsNG] Going to Kuwait? Be prepared

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  • John Riley
    Woops. Imagine journalists needing to check primary sources. Might be a good idea, eh? If journalists did that then we wouldn t have had all the idiots
    Message 1 of 46 , Dec 1, 2010
      Woops. Imagine journalists needing to check primary sources. Might be a good idea, eh? If "journalists" did that then we wouldn't have had all the idiots spewing the ridiculous stuff about Obama's trip to Asia costing $200 million a day, having 34 naval warships diverted to support his trip (that's 10% of the fleet!), and that they would be booking 500 rooms in a 5-star hotel for 5000 people in his entourage (and not just any hotel, but the Taj Mahal that suffered the terrorist attacks in 2008!) That was apparently based on an unconfirmed story from an Indian news agency quoting an anonymous regional official. No one tried to confirm it with the White House before spouting it on national news and radio, despite it not even passing the laugh test. Hell, that is more per day than the freaking war in Afghanistan!

      Journalism is either dead or on life-support. I think some of our media sources would excitedly and loudly repeat an anonymous story that Obama eats babies for breakfast.


      John Riley

      On Nov 27, 2010, at 3:41 PM, michael crane wrote:

      > On 24 November 2010 13:28, Hans <hans@...> wrote:
      > > If you are going to Kuwait do not expect to do panoramas.
      > > Or get yourself an Olympus Pen or smaller.
      > > http://www.kuwaittimes.net/read_news.php?newsid=MzAwMTg4ODg1
      > so that's retracted then ?
      > mick

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    • Erik Krause
      Please *read completely* before you reply! This is serious. ... Yes, it s a real shame! And I feel especially ashamed as a moderator of that list because I
      Message 46 of 46 , Dec 4, 2010
        Please *read completely* before you reply! This is serious.

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