posted on Jan, 13 2006 @ 01:20 AM
According to the above article, the flashlight bomb 'defused' by police at the Starbucks the other day was, actually, just a flashlight. Oops.
It's not like this is the first time the media lemmings have completely misled the public, often for days at a time. If this article had not been
written, history would remember the bomb at starbucks. I think that fact bears mentioning. What happens in the absence of a correction story?
Everyone has an opinon on the media. If I understand popular sentiment, and I think I do, most folks tend to write it off as incompetence and
over-eagerness to get the story. This very well could be the case. But could there be a larger agenda at work?
I thought people might be interested in the correction story, and also in talking about the seemingly never-ending series of media mistakes. The ball
has been dropped so many times, everything from the presidential elections to those Virginia miners.
And if the media isn't making a mistake, nine times out of ten it's using some bass ackwards logic, leaping to conclusions and telling you how to
think. One recent example was the blasting caps found out in the bay. They have no idea who put them there or why, but they're sure it's not
related to terrorism.
Edit: Here's the original news source that I read, with the quote in question higlighted.
The device, which was found around 1:15 p.m. Monday, was disabled an hour later. Residents were allowed back into the building and police reopened the
street around the store.
"This was a good device. If it had exploded, it would have caused injuries or damage," said Sgt. Neville Gittens.
[edit on 13-1-2006 by WyrdeOne]