Apr. 12th, 2017

Lent 42

Apr. 12th, 2017 11:44 am
mylodon: (whaletail)
Am struggling to find a good news story today so maybe the one I chose is cheating a bit, but I don't care. I'm feeling even less enamoured than normal with the media. See, I was trying to find a story I was telling my daughter about - the rail clerk who was sacked for 'removing a trolley from the line'. Only it turned out, of course, that there probably never was a shopping trolley on the line - but that hadn't stopped the tabloids reporting everything in the original story as fact, ranting on about health and safety, and lots of people being taken in by what turned out to be lies. It's annoying enough that the media jumps on bandwagons, but even more annoying that the follow up story - the truth - seemed to get very little coverage. I wonder what the tabloids would have reported about Holy week events had they been there?

While I try to calm down, have a lovely little - very important - Scottish fossil.
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