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To: blam
"These cowboy archaeologists, a bit like parachute journalists, are allowed such field trips but by law, if they were find something as significant as a skeleton, especially of the suspected period of existence, the Museum must be informed," the senior official said.

This official sounds like a snot, but I like the term, "parachute journalist."

I don't know what it means, but I like it.

3 posted on 07/14/2002 1:26:23 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone
Parachute journalists are those who fly into a trouble spot and immediately upon arrival begin pontificating to the home audience as if they are experts on the local situation. Dan Rather and Geraldo are classic examples.
4 posted on 07/14/2002 1:29:49 PM PDT by Restorer
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"Little is known about the highly unusual find, which includes a skull bearing strange holes drilled into its cheekbones,"

She'll be glad to find her ancestors....


48 posted on 01/15/2004 10:56:35 AM PST by Rebelbase ( Lost tagline)
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To: Dog Gone
This official sounds like a snot, but I like the term, "parachute journalist."

I don't know what it means, but I like it.

Picture Dan Blather in a safari jacket.

49 posted on 01/15/2004 11:04:56 AM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: Dog Gone

me too,,


84 posted on 10/23/2004 3:40:15 PM PDT by cajungirl (Jammies Up!!)
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