April 12, 2009

THE MUDVILLE GAZETTE follows the pirate rescue and critiques the media coverage. “One thing that’s clear from having seen the briefing – this has been one of the worst examples of reporting a major story I’ve seen in a long time. From the beginning rumors have been reported as fact – one of the reasons the first report done here on the topic was titled ‘Initial Reports are always Wrong’. That point was lost on those covering this subsequently. . . . I wonder if they’ll consider arming crews now? Four pirates can overwhelm a ship crewed by 20+, grab a hostage, and keep the US Navy and two thousand Marines tied up for days? How many such victories can we expect in the future?”

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