posted on Nov, 2 2004 @ 09:38 AM
Well, I think you also must keep in mind the nature of sensationalist journalism. How many "Bigfoot" hoaxes have there been in papers? Why?
Because people are fascinated by such things and want to read about them. 15 papers will jump on a warped looking creature that no one can explain,
people want to read that. 15 papers will not jump on the story explaining it to be a dog with a hair problem. That's not sensational and doesn't
move papers off the shelf.
For further proof of that mindset you only need to look at the corrections practice in most papers. Scandalous story hits page 1 of the NY Post. Two
days later... oops we were wrong in a small font on page 45. Scandal sells, explanations don't.