From: Keith Henson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu 03 Jun 2004 - 12:38:52 GMT
At 03:21 PM 31/05/04 +0100, Chris wrote:
>And given the Mirror's recent humiliation after they caused untold harm
>with their publishing of those 'photographs from Iraq' (for which they
>should be prosecuted, potentially for manslaughter, whether or not they
>are representative of truth, i.e. something _like_ this _may_ be going on
>so it's okay to publish them), I think anything in that pathetic rag
>should be classified as fiction anyway. Faction is an extremely dangerous
>thing (although the original story made me chuckle, so thanks anyway Keith
>-- no criticism of you intended).
Thanks. It certainly had the humor hook to get the story to spread.
>Ray Recchia wrote:
>>I thought this one sounded a bit fishy, and sure enough they are now
>>claiming it is probably a hoax.
>>I suppose it spread because it's about sex and because it reinforces
>>At 06:40 PM 5/18/2004, Keith wrote:
And thanks to Ray for the pointer to the story most likely being a Mirror
fabrication. It's far from the first time I have been taken in. It is
definitely a collective effort to filter the crud out of the meme pool!
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