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    Newspapers and the risks

    This is from another thread, but I am so impressed with myself, I decided to make it into its own thread:

    Always be very wary of newspaper advertising. News writers are governed by a code of ethics which they often ignore (Jayson Blair), but newspaper salespeople are governed by...NOTHING. No FCC-type government bureau, no local or regional boards--NOTHING.
    Have you ever heard of a newspaper being fined for anything? Every other medium has some kind of oversight, but newspapers only govern themselves, so it's pretty wide open.
    After all, where else do you see the ads for "repo cars for $50.00"? You sure as hell won't hear it on radio or see it on TV. If you do, it'll be gone before you see or hear it twice (think Janet Jackson). On the other hand, this bull**** runs in papers for YEARS. I don't trust ANYTHING I see in a paper unless I know the people being written about and I was with them when they did the newsworthy thing.

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    Re: Newspapers and the risks

    "All I know is what I read in the newspaper" -Will Rogers

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    Re: Newspapers and the risks

    That's why he's dead.

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    Re: Newspapers and the risks

    You mean like Lady Di? He and pilot Willie Post crashed whilst trying to outrun the paparazzi?

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