Tuesday, September 06, 2005

The Guardian reminds us all of something that's easy to forget when the news networks are blasting sentiment 24/7 at us: disasters produce information vacuums which are quickly filled with the wildest sort of rumor and fearful imaginings re-told telephone-game-style as reports of atrocity and outrage. The cannibalism lie was just the most obnoxious of this species of worry exaggerated into outright falsehood.

It's sometimes hard to remember that under all that bias and poor management, the Guardian is a real paper with real reporters. This is a reminder.

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