1. Welcome to SportsJournalists.com, a friendly forum for discussing all things sports and journalism.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register for a free account to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Access to private conversations with other members.
    • Fewer ads.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Poison found on letter to US Senator

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Uncle.Ruckus, Apr 16, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Can't remember one of these in the last few years.

  2. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    "ricin or another poison"

    Very nice work, Associated Press.
  3. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    To be fair, that's on Harry Reid for being ambiguous.
  4. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    No, it's not. Harry Reid said what he said. The proper way to write the story, then is, to say "poison." Speculating does no good.
  5. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Reid is the one speculating. Is that not fair to quote him verbatim?
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    CNN says it has confirmation it's ricin.

  7. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    The main suspect:

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  8. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    If you're quoting verbatim, you use quote marks. I'm already seeing people on Twitter posting "Someone sent a senator RICIN?! I saw that on Breaking Bad!" Now that I look, though, I see other news organizations including CNN have identified the poison as ricin.
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I sometimes wonder if these are discovered only after other terror events because they ramp up the filtering of mail, or they just don't tell us about all the other times.
  10. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Nice generic photo of the Capitol with that story.
    I guess a photo of Sen. Roger Wicker was unpossible.
  11. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Looks like they updated it.
  12. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    My faith in the unpossible has been restored.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page