Re: "childless couple told to have sex" meme

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Thu 03 Jun 2004 - 12:38:52 GMT

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    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.

    >Cheers, Chris.
    >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
    >>Ray Recchia
    >>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!

    Keith Henson

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