YOU CAN NEVER BELIEVE EVERYTHING ON THE INTERNET: EVEN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA GETS IT WRONG

Earlier today the headlines were all over the news casts and of course, on the internet:

Up to 70 people trapped after hangar collapses at Florida airport

31 March 2011 838 views No Comment BY: BNO News

LAKELAND, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) — Severe weather collapsed a hangar at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Polk County, Florida on Thursday, trapping as many as 70 people, local television stations rep

The only problem is that it was a tent that collapsed and 7 people were only slightly injured. There were reports that 70 people were in a hanger at one time that did not collapse.

This was reported by Channel 6 which seems to get a lot of things wrong and has a habit of misreporting events in the news and then is slow to ever correct their mistakes.

To be fair, EVERY media outlet got this one wrong. There are hundreds of links that show up in a search where the story was reported. The corrections have only just started.
Just another shining example of why you cannot take claims on the internet at face value.

 

Stay Tuned

 

MURT

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