Does No One Care?

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by c5babe, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Drufus

    Drufus Adventurer

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    I am so angered by this I really don't know what to do with myself.

    Drivers are just not held accountable for their actions. Its pathetic.
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  2. dbuzz

    dbuzz Citizen of the world

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    :huh

    I am flabbergasted ... I'm not what to say except I'm so sorry for your loss and that of the riders family and friends. :cry

    :cry That would have to be the most fvcked up reporting I've seen in a long while. I think it's time the worm turned and we spoke out loud about this crap. Twitter it, facebook it, stage a protest? Gotta start somewhere.
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  3. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Well, as a fellow-journalist, I've swapped a string of emails with the writer today and covered a lot of ground; raked it, actually. He claims the Minnesota State Police don't like the media and the SUV-driver refused to comment, that lots of readers phoned him about the missing doggy - and, talking to me, he concluded: "Sir, you are full of shit."
    But I think he'll be paying a bit more attention to what he writes in future; interestingly, he's a bicyclist and agrees that drivers and police often give minimal care & attention to two-wheelers.
    Sadly, he's just one - what about all the others?
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  4. DAKEZ

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    Jon who?
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  5. rogerc

    rogerc FJRider

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    This is why I ride. I am so upset with the media and our response as a country to different situations I just have to get out and ride.
    This story makes me sick.
    I am going to try and email this station and rip them a new hole.
    Not professional and we won't even talk about defining journalism in this country.
    Take a look at the cover of the US Newsweek and then compare it to other countries cover.
    You will notice they get hard news we get fluff, crab, and nonsense about "famous" people.
    Have to go ride now.
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  6. c5babe

    c5babe Been here awhile

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    Jon Geibe, the dead motorcyclist.

    And Precis, you are no more full of shit than any one of us, sickened by the incompetence and carelessness of some journalists. Thank you.
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  7. JohnnyK

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    I'm speechless.

    "A 2001 Jeep Cherokee, driven by Mandy Kauffman, 34, of Waseca, Minn., had been heading southbound but collided with the motorcycle in the northbound lane."

    "The motorcycle rider died, and who is at fault remains under investigation, according to the Minnesota State Patrol."

    Seems pretty cut and dried to me. Should be manslaughter at least.

    God bless Jon and his family.
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  8. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    My condolences to the family and friends for their loss.

    Your local paper (if you have one and its not a megaopolis paper) should've covered the story. But by far as others pointed out,the media doesn't care, they want ratings. Just like politicians, if you want something to get attention throw a kid or an animal in the front line.
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  9. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    Most in the media don't care about accuracy. I go through this quite often on boards for my other hobby. 99% of stuff related to firearms in stories is way over sensationalized. And they way they write it makes it sound like military grade arms were used in every shooting or confiscation. Very few, if any, go correct the story or care about their mistakes.

    I'd have to dredge it up (if I feel inclined), but one paper reported a kid was under the influence of drugs when he was in a wreck killing the other driver. He was on prescription meds...that happened to just be in the vehicle at te time of the accident. Death threats later it turned into a law suit when no correction or apology was made.
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  10. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    Survived a fatal crashed she caused, and lived because she hit a motorcycle head on with a Jeep.
    She was most likely messing with the dog in her lap or under her feet and not paying attention.

    There was a rider killed at home a few years ago in a crash very like this.
    A woman crossed the line in a turn and hit him head on, Tahoe vs cruiser.

    No amount of safety gear would have helped him, she was charged with some minor traffic violation and went free.
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  11. lkoncor

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    wow just fing wow. posted to my facebook, just because it made me so sick and mad
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  12. NovaTrophy

    NovaTrophy Been here awhile

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