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Thurman Speaks About Arizona Republic Gets It Wrong About W. Virginia Miners

The following was sent as a "Letter to the Editor" of the Arizona Republic, but they did not print it.

   Arizona Republic headline on page A3 on 4 January 2006:
   "12 miners are rescued after 2-day ordeal."  The "quick
   read" on page A1 titled "They're alive! Relatives rejoice
   as 12 W. Va. miners are found safe."

   If this had happened with the Wikipedia, it would have taken
   a nanosecond for numerous Arizona Republic editorial writers 
   to exclaim how the Wikipedia was full of mis-information.  
   The Republic reminds us that just because you pay for 
   information does not ensure it is trustworthy.  The 
   4 January 2006 newspaper was the Arizona Crapublic.

Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 04 January 2006