pandemo (pandemo) wrote,

On Fire Ants -- Jack Shafer ("Pest Invasion") SOTFW-SC

We should all throw our hands up in the air, of course, and curse the name of Christopher Newton if, as the AP says, he folded fiction into the dry facts that the AP dispenses to the 15,200 newspapers and broadcasters around the world.  If Newton violated the journalist's credo to tell the truth, we should strip him naked, drag him into the Chihuahuan Desert, smear him with honey, and feed him to the fire ants.
                                                    ~ Jack Shafer, in Fib Newton: The lesson behind the AP's sacking of reporter Christopher    Newton (it's not what you think). Posted Tuesday, October 29, 2002, at 3:19 PM PT
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