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That's what irks me the most, the never ending quest for the story behind the story.  Sometimes there just ain't one.  Sometimes, as Sigmund said, a cigar is just a cigar.
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Re: Response's To "Ruxted On The Media's Handling Of Cpl. Boneca's Death"
« Reply #327 on: August 01, 2006, 19:29:44 »
The idea that reporters, trying to do their jobs to the best of their ability, are out to get us, is the cause of most of the trouble. 
if they stopped putting their own spin on facts, stuck to reporting the truth, and stopped mis-quoting us, there wouldn't  be a problem.
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Re: Response's To "Ruxted On The Media's Handling Of Cpl. Boneca's Death"
« Reply #328 on: August 01, 2006, 20:05:08 »
if they stopped putting their own spin on facts, stuck to reporting the truth, and stopped mis-quoting us, there wouldn't  be a problem.  

It is such a simple process to correctly quote a person. 

You ask a question.
They give you an answer.
You write it down.
You read it back to the person.
They confirm that what you wrote is what they said.

Its not rocket science!  We've been doing it in debriefs, interviews, handling, and interrogations since WWI.  Its even simpler when the other person is willingly giving information and willing to repeat statements so that they can be written down correctly.  Thus, whenever it occurs, you have to ask - was the person incompetent, stupid, or deliberately spinning our words to fit their story?   ::)

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Re: Response's To "Ruxted On The Media's Handling Of Cpl. Boneca's Death"
« Reply #329 on: September 28, 2006, 01:57:37 »
I am a member of the LSSR the unit that Boneca was part of i might not of been one of Bonecas life long friends but i can tell you that he was all for the mission and one of the best troops i know. Just because he tells his girl that he misses home and wants out of the desert does not mean he hates the mission. I can't tell you how many times i have said i want out of LFCA TC MEAFORD or wainwright does that mean i hate the mission no it means i miss home and my old lady.