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  •  I stopped watching CNN (6+ / 0-)

    after 9-11.  Do you remember when everyone thought 6000 or so had died?  I was working for an insurance company and trying to figure out how much it would cost.  The Hindustani Times reported (in early Oct when we were sending soldiers to Afghanistant) that it was 3000.

    I checked the lists of dead at CNN, added the numbers together, and it was 3000.  So I sent out a memo - use 3000 in making estimates.  Within 48 hours CNN did not correct their numbers. Instead they stripped the numbers off their lists, so that anyone who wanted the real number would have to print out all the names and count them.

    It took them 6 weeks or so to start reporting the right number, and without explanation.

    by chloris creator on Wed May 02, 2012 at 11:40:50 AM PDT

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