Copyright Lawsuit Is Turnabout for SCO (New York Times)
Posted Oct 13, 2003 15:32 UTC (Mon) by StevenCole
In reply to: Copyright Lawsuit Is Turnabout for SCO (New York Times)
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You shouldn't blame your father and friends for the piano needing tuning. That's pretty normal after a move of any significance.
I would like to underscore your experience and that of "cpm" regarding the media. Every single time where I've had first hand knowledge of an event covered by the news media, the resulting story bore almost no resemblance to what I witnessed. In each case, it seemed that the reporter had talked to someone who had interests in spinning the story in a way orthogonal to reality. It's as if the reporter had said "you draw your line and I'll plot some points to support that".
Recent example: Dan Rather of CBS news dragging the names of LANL and an individual through the mud after a certain episode with a Mustang had been
thoroughly investigated by appropriate legal authorities. Rather's report
was just a pack of lies, but he has the protection of the first amendment,
and CBS News has the same inappropriate level of admiration from the general public as does the NYT.
Dan Rather is also a frequent apologist for Microsoft. I'll always remember how he reported the news a few years ago of someone throwing a pie in Bill Gates' face. Rather was practically foaming at the mouth. I wish I'd recorded that. Priceless.
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