Originally Posted by Sixtus
Perhaps a clue might be the fact it was recorded in the press.
That is not the most reliable source of information…
I work for the Criminal Justice System. I recall an incident some years ago when I read a very interesting court case in a ‘reliable’ daily press. Later the same day, a colleague asked me if I read about the court case I had attended. I told him no, he found the article for me.It was EXACTLY THE SAME ONE I had read earlier.
I argued the point with him that was NOT THE CASE I HEARD.
He assured me it was. on checking it was one and the same case. The facts reported in the Press bore no resemblence to what happened in fact. It was so dissimilar that I did not evenr recognise it as a report of the same case.
On that I rest my case
LillyM wrote:I hear ya. About 10 years ago some friends of mine became involved in an event that made news headlines and front pages in our area. I heard the whole story of what had happened from themselves before I even opened a paper or turned on the television to see or hear a report on it. Almost literally point-for-point the reports had most all of it wrong. Names, dates, everything.
You were lucky that was all there was.
The media likes buzz words and journalistic expressions for emotive effect. A nun or 'someone between jobs’could be described as ‘Jobless’. A young person ‘Yob’. An innocent person who has not been tried yet-a ‘thug’, a group of people, ususally young ones ‘hooligans’. Small wonder society adopts these judgmental and often erronious names!
It is also popular for the media to add bits, and take bits away not actually telling lies, but just poetic licence to spice up the story a bit, to make it sound more plausible and interesting reading.
Trust me, I have seen so many criminal cases misrepresented. Sometimes ‘the facts’ are so plain boring, routine and ordinary that if presented as they are, no one would bother to show any interest, much less so pay for it.
But in sexing up stories, does mean that nuns end up getting accused of the most vile things. I am not saying it did not happen, I simply do not know, neither do you. We were not there. I would ‘read all about it and take it with a pinch of salt’