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To: lilycicero
AP articles have their own truths that transcends mere factual truths, adding newly found elightenments of the abstract to their stories in the same manner a baby might discover that his body just made something he can use to draw pictures with.

Did you know the Military Times went with the AP story word for word? Just like the Idaho paper.

I wonder how many hundreds of papers rely on one slipshod reporter before any of them (or their readers) follow up to see if their daily dose of stories are safe to swallow?

49 posted on 01/06/2009 12:09:34 PM PST by 4woodenboats (Failure to factcheck AP rumors is a leading cause of constipation.)
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To: 4woodenboats

The Anchorage Daily News used the AP story as well. Since the soldier was stationed in Alaska you’d think they’d at least do their homework.


51 posted on 01/06/2009 12:20:14 PM PST by nahanrac (ADN: the way I found out about the charges)
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