scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: Kathy Coates' insulting remark
Sun Apr 30 2000 - 22:35:46 CDT
Well, at least it is NOT the dreaded 'three-Gs' !!
My two or three direct involvement in circumstances that later
made it into the "newspapers' certainly taught me that even
the "...good (and) decent people who work for them..." can
put ANY spin they want on the facts of a particular story.
To believe every story is, or even the majority of stories,
reported without personal 'coloring' of the story is naive.
As I re-read Kathy's remarks, they are perhaps beyond my
personal experiences. But a good 'caveat emptor'-'don't
believe everything you read in the papers' reminder anyway.
And what's this about being careful about "what you read and
believe in...the Boy Scout Handbook" ??
Des Moines, Iowa
> From: Kerry W. Sipe <sipe@INFI.NET>
> Subject: Kathy Coates' insulting remark
> > Kathy said--
> > Be careful what you read and believe in newspapers. They are
> > notorious for getting things confused and for misquoting
> > people and of course, as we have seen far to many times, for
> > making up things as they go along in order to make a story
> > more interesting.
> Yes, you should be careful what you read and believe in newspapers. By
> same token you should be careful what you read and believe in the Bible,
> the Boy Scout Handbook and Scouts-L.
> The fact is most newspapers are as accurate, fair and balanced as the
> decent people who work for them can make them. They deserve better than
> this kind of indiscriminate and un-Scoutlike slur.
> -- Kerry W. Sipe