Thursday, June 21, 2007

Think the media isn't biased?

Check out this article...

Three people have been killed in a crash in Devon after reports a car was seen driving the wrong way along the carriageway.
Police said evidence pointed to one of the cars being driven on the wrong side of the road for a couple of miles.
Police said those killed were a 33-year-old woman from Torpoint and couple aged 59 and 60 from Ivybridge.
So you think, hmmm ok so these two cars crashed, what of it?

But you don't know! Someone at the Big Brother Corporation (just made that up, hehe) slipped up earlier. This is what it originally read:

Police said evidence pointed to a car, driven by a woman, being on the wrong side of the road for a couple of miles.
Makes you think about what else goes on behind the scenes huh?

Props to an anonymous commenter from EB.


  1. See what happened here is, they bent over backwards to not mention it was the woman's fault, yet if it were a man he would be vilified from the start.

    A minor thing really, still slightly annoying though.

  2. Things like this happen all the time in the media. But most people do not take note in the changing of stories. And most of the time it goes unnoticed. Go figure right?! Good save on this one pal!

    -Sick Boi

  3. Ahhhh Noooooo! Eternal Bachelor is down for the count! Alas. RIP EB.

  4. Anonymous 3:35

    Rejoice! The Eternal Bachelor escaped the matriarchy that has enveloped England. Good for him! Good luck Eternal Bachelor. Rejoice that another man has made an escape!

    Go Eternal Bachelor, GO!

  5. Callum, I gotta say - it isn't minor. Maybe its minor in the same sense that a papercut is minor, but the expression "Death by a thousand papercuts" has merit.