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Huffington Post...failure to get the facts straight

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by dog eat dog world, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. dog eat dog world

    dog eat dog world New Member

    This may be better suited to the media page but it is a current event too.


    I reached an acquaintance who knows that judge very well and I correctly figured this account was misleading. The man has a reputation in that state for asking kids what they think their punishment should be....and this case was no different...it was put to the kid: "What are you going to do to get and keep your life on track?" The punishment he got was what the kid said he'd do. The judge gives these rulings of accountability, then drops the sledgehammer if they show back up in his court.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    You should research what a "fact" is, because there really isn't a fact wrong in that story. Your opinion of whether the judge acted properly is not a fact.

    But if I ever kill somebody, I definitely want a judge who lets me decide my punishment.
  3. ucacm

    ucacm Active Member

    The way the lady in the video pronounces the county is awful.
  4. dog eat dog world

    dog eat dog world New Member

    I used to play a senior state amateur circuit with one of his closest friends. I asked him if he knew he was famous in liberal circles (referencing the article) and his text back to me was "Yeah. Said Media f'd this up. Kid goes to church. He told me he would make sure he had himself in church." No reason not to trust him ... and you guys are getting defensive because, well, this hits close to home with many here when the mere mention of religion is brought up.
  5. Yodel

    Yodel Active Member

    Huffpo gets some things ridiculously wrong, especially when it tries to write about religion.
  6. joe_schmoe

    joe_schmoe Active Member

    Journalism 3201: Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.

    Jayson Blair
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Which facts in the article are crooked?
  8. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    It hits close to home to me when the mere mention of welding school is brought up.
  9. champ_kind

    champ_kind Member

    I'm a bit wary of the video report: district attorney admits he acted in porno. as far as not getting the facts straight, i don't see a single inaccurate fact in there. that the guy suggested church as his own punishment isn't mentioned, but that doesn't really change legal issue raised. the quote about it being forced is borrowed from local tv. if anything, huffpo is relying on other news outlets to do the reporting, which is lazy but not deliberately misleading.
  10. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    So ... I'm confused. What is your issue with this? Is it the fact the judge ordered him to go to church -- which, according to his attorney, he's already doing -- or what?
  11. champ_kind

    champ_kind Member

    i think the complaint is that huffpo is waging war against religion by putting the story under news of the weird and quoting law professors questioning the legality of the ruling
  12. Dog must have been bored.
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