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So, my journalism nose smells...
Sad, really ....

WaPo story on Maryland racing accident

What I can't figure out is how the story should be done ... tragedy, obviously, since 8 stupid people don't deserve to die any more/less than anyone else. But, to make them sympathetic victims of circumstances, I'd try and not get ... the real story? The peeps at 3 am races down their beers, and head out to stand in the middle of the road. Money is exchanged, crap goes on ... because it's the middle of the night and that's who these people are - neither good nor bad, but they're the people who drink and drive, do 150 on public roads, and apparently stand in the road.

So, I'd have to say it's just me and my opinion that WaPo probably shouldn't be running a story that attempts to paint these people as anything other than incredibly lucky to be alive, and typically foolish to be standing in the road.

Hmmmm ... just doesn't sit well with me - I grabbed the photo of Antonio, and I'll try to create a succinct point. Some idiots are luckier than others. That just may be it.

damn- judgmental much, Wallace??


dona nobis pacem

"Keep Calm and Carry On"

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No, you're right on with this. Stupidity can be and often is fatal. To quote Larry Niven: Think of it as evolution in action.

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