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    Damn reporters

    I really wish the media would gather as many actual facts as possible before reporting something.

    For instance, this mornings terrible tragedy on the M5. After the mornings reports from the BBC, I instantly thought (publicly) that the HGV driver should be hung, drawn and quartered. And rightly so, the coach was on the hard shoulder.
    Apparently.

    But apparently not. Checked Facebook this evening to find a barrage of abuse from a fair few people "Lorry drivers always get the blame". Instant rebuttal from me saying what would anyone expect, this guy's as guilty as a puppy sitting next to a pile of poo. Then I check the news sites to find that stories have dramatically changed. And of course realisation as the lorry is buried in the offside of the coach's rear.

    Gah. I'd say in future I'll check more than one source before having a rant but 10/10 of the first news sites I checked all reported the same, 8/10 of those sites have since removed those pages. I won't pass judgement on the coach driver that's been bailed because I cba to trust any news source.

    Little things aside, what a horrid thing to happen

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    That's the problem with 24hr news must get report 1st then check facts after



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