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Should a reporter be this gullible?

Mastiff

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We used these in grade school!


http://charleston.net/stories/041303/spo_13protest.shtml


I swear, this is a real story, from a real paper, on the Martha Burk protest against Augusta National:

"Throughout the morning, law enforcement officers stood on the perimeter of the five-acre field. At no point did the protest turn violent, though officers escorted Heywood Jablome away after he held up a sign directly in front of Burk that read "Make me dinner" before shouting "Oprah rules."

I wonder if Dickie Hurtz and Seymour Butts were arrested later in the day...
 

el Guapo

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Good one.

Damn - I'll bet even Jack Mehoff was in the crowd of protestors.
 

SGB

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Mastiff said:
We used these in grade school!
Used what? Inflatable pigs?

[Edit] "Nevermind," said he as he left to get more coffee....
 
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donk

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Or Moe's favourite

"Uh, hey, everybody! I'm a stupid moron with an ugly face and big butt and my butt smells and I like to kiss my own butt"
 

biscuit

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I'd believe that reporters can be that gullible. This was a story from the Charleston Post and Courier, affectionatly often reffered to by locals as the Charleston Useless Courier. It is really one of the worst big town primary newspapers I've ever read. It has a VERY neo-conservative editorial board and is a lot better at commenting on local architecture than actual reporting.

Yet for some reason I still read the online version on a regular basis.
 

SkeLeton

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I think I already posted this in teh Juvenile thread.. but whatever... :p
Here it goes again ;)
A bad combination of last names: Cox Ucker :D
 

JJacobsFan

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Believe it or not....

The sheriff of Aiken County, SC, just across the river from Augusta is named Mike Hunt...no joke.
 

BKM

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As I've noted before, a former mayor in my hometown is memorialized with a street name Harry Balls Drive :-D
 

JJacobsFan

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sorry..

I just noticed someone had already mention Mike Hunt on this thread. And yes.. his campaigh signs said "Mike Hunt for Sheriff"
JJacobsFan said:
The sheriff of Aiken County, SC, just across the river from Augusta is named Mike Hunt...no joke.
 

Chet

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Thanks for reviving this! LOL

There is a Wisconsin DOT worker named Anita Mann :-D
 

imaplanner

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I don't get it.

On a somewhat related topic- why does everyone laugh when I introduce myself? Whats so funny about my name?

Your friend,

Hugh G. Rection
 

Suburb Repairman

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Not joking...

My high school guidance counselor's name was

Dick E. Rector

It was on his nameplate and everything! :-D
 

Otis

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Funny, we were just talking at work today about some mail sent to the city's wastewater treatment plant, addressed to Ross Hewage.
 

Rem

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The former head of the Catholic Church in the Phillipines was Cardinal Sin.
 

statler

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Ahh. this has been going on since Roman times!

Remember that great warrior...Biggius Dickus?

;-)

He has a wife you know....
 
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