Space Shuttle Crash = IRaq War Casualties...

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    http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2004/apr/HQ_n04059_columbia_dover.txt

    Interesting. While undoubtedly soldiers are dying and being brought home in caskets. The picture that has been shown over the last few days that has roused up such sentiment is actually the NASA crew members after the Columbia crash.
     
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    Now how the Hell does that happen?
    Does no one check their sources anymore?
     
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    Sadly no. This is really pathetic for the media. They need to clean house and get real reporters back instead of headline grabbers.
     
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    Go read some of Bill O'Reilly's recent columns. He's taking a stance that journalists should be held responsible for this kind of stuff. Basically, if Howards Stern can be fined for indecency, he thinks the NYT should be fined for lying, such as when they claimed O'Reilly lied about his hometown and never even bothered to post a correction after he produced a deed, in his father's name, to his old house...right where he said it was.
     
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    I think Oreilly can gain support on that. These reporters are kids that slanderize other people but have no retribution handed to them.
     
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    slanderize?
    I think you mean slander.;)
     
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    First off, Bill O'Reilly absolutely lied about his upbringing. He lied about where he grew up, he grew up in the affluent New York suburb of Westbury, but claimed he grew up in blue collar Levittown. He claimed he grew up with nothing, but in fact, he grew up in a comfortable upper-middle class home. He lied.

    As for this story, if you have two pictures of flag draped coffins it could be difficult to tell them apart. I can understand the mistake. Bill O'Reilly should shut his pie-hole and stop trying to sell books and get ratings by using tragedy. I'm sure whatever papers used the wrong photos ran retractions somewhere.

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    Slanderize? I think you misunderestimated your need for a dictionary ;)

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    Was gonna say plageurize, then changed it in mid thought, lol.
     
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    Yes well the NY times is going to have to start adding a whole section just for retractions.
     

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