Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Making a tragedy even worse

My heart goes out to all of the families and friends connected to the Sago Mine tragedy. I can’t begin to imagine the kick in the gut of being told your loved one was alive only to have someone turn around a few hours later and say, “Oops. On second thought…”

The hardest to hear quote was from a woman who said this:
“We don’t know if there is a Lord anymore. We had a miracle and it was taken away.”

Just like so many papers in the rest of the country, the local papers here went to press before the other shoe dropped, carrying headlines like “12 miners dicovered alive” (The Daily Gazette) and “12 found alive inside mine” (The Times Union).

Unbelievable.

What's interesting is that both papers make available on their sites a graphic image of the day's front page. Neither of them altered, updated or removed those images (that's where I got the pictures I used here).

1 comments:

PLANET3RRY said...

yeah, that is just a sad sad event. I was had hope with the miners from a few years back where they were all alive. But to have them come out and say they were alive and then backtrack is just sad.

Talk about bad intelligence.

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