Friday, January 06, 2006
Miracle in the Mine.... not exactly
Probably you heard the story of the miners in West Virginia.... 13 miners were trapped for almost 2 days in a mine after an explosion. Among the 13, 12 were found dead and one alive. However the news spread initially that twelve of the men have been found alive. The newspapers were printed stating that. A few hours passed by and the sad news came back.... they are all dead but one .... too late for the newspapers though, they came out next morning with the headings: Miners Alive!
Besides the rage and sorrow, one cannot ignore an observation. All the newspapers have made the very same mistake and it was in their headlines. They have reported exactly the opposite of the truth. They are not to blame for that, but it still looks on paper like a scandal.
the mistake was apparent because the 12 men were found dead. The bodies were there to prove it. I'm just wondering if we are being lied to everyday and we can't know it because we cannot see or check for the truth ourselves. I'm not sure if there are many headlines that come out everyday that are exactly the opposite of the truth and we are unable to know it. I just believe that all newspapers can be wrong like they were yesterday. ALL.