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Old April 2, 2009, 12:24 PM   #11
Mike Irwin
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 39,092
"Remember that story a while back about those miners trapped in the coal mine. Initial reports: all alive except 1. Actual total: all dead except 1. Oops."

And that was traced to erroneous information that the networks received from a mine representative, who MISUNDERSTOOD what he received from rescue workers at the mine itself.

The mine representative even told the families that all of the people but one were alive, setting of a massive celebration at the church where they had gathered to sit vigil.

The media is to be faulted for reporting that as breaking news... how?
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