Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Can MSM Watchdogs Even Suffer From Errors?

The DrudgeReport currently has a link that would be suggestive of torture and slavery....
"Circus forces girl to swim with piranhas..."
Here is a screen cap of the news linkage.

But, if you click on the link or go to website and follow the same story, this supposed "girl" is actually 19 years old.

But, they cited that this woman was forced to swim with pirahnas, but ignore the other part of the story where the real girl, the 19-year old's younger sister who was 16 years old, was forced to play in a pit of snakes and tarantulas. In fact, the girl's whole family was forced to work there. Yeah, they were paid, but they were beaten when they tried to leave.
" Police said they were investigating "trafficking in humans" by organised crime to supply circuses with cheap labour. The Bulgarian women's mother worked as a cook at the site, while their father moved tents and equipment and cleaned the camper vans and lorries. The mother had once tried to run away but had been captured and beaten, police said."
Seems to me that a more factual title for this story would be, "Bulgarian family with minor child forced into slavery by Italian Circus". I had thought seeing this story title on Drudge that it was a local (USA) circus as there was no particulars associated with the word circus.

I have a question, even though Fox News has a little symbol at the top of their story showing Times Online, couldn't this be considered plagiarism? As they have no direct link to the original Times Online article. The symbol is the only thing that might "hint" that the story is not of Fox News. Fox News did not even bother to post the name of the author or the location of the article.

But yet, create a link to a photo and criticize it and it will draw massive protests from MSM for copyright infringement.

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