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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

 

WP: How wrong news got spread on miners

In a post of 7:36 a.m. E.T. this morning, the Washington Post explained how the wrong news got put out that 13 trapped coal miners in West Virginia were alive.

The story was that a rescue worker yelled out over a speakerphone that rescuers had found the miners and were checking their "vital signs," which all the listeners took to mean the miners were alive.

Ben Hatfield, the mining company CEO, left, took two hours to clarify and make sure all the miners except one were in fact dead. Families complained bitterly about the delay.

Dave Haigler, Abilene, Texas
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political blog: http://demlog.blogspot.com

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