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Old 01-16-2012, 09:17 PM
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Default Re: Why the Mainstream Media Really Sucks

Three Mile Island? I vaguely remember it. From what I can recall (I was in North Carolina at the time), the media were reporting it as a disaster just short of Biblical proportions.

The "if it bleeds it leads" mentality occasionally results in hilarity.

Back when I was at Washington State U., I got an e-mail one day from my mother about the "riots" at WSU and asking if I was okay.

Huh? What riots?

I asked around and finally discovered that some kids at a party had gotten a bit loud and that somebody had called the cops. This being Pullman, the police came over and politely asked them to turn down the noise. One kid was drunk and mouthed off at the cops. His buddies got him calmed down and the "incident" was over.

And for some reason, that made it into the national news, and was apparently reported as a "riot."
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