Carmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 28 Posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2135 times:
There is a game played here, called "teléfono descompuesto" (broken telephone). One person will think of a long phrase and whisper it to another person; this other person will pass it on to another, and then to another... until the last person in the line will say the phrase aloud. It's almost granted the phrase will differ considerably from the original, which often leads to some funny confusions.
Anyway, this seems to be the case with news articles as well...
This morning I read on the news about the greatest robbery in the history of the country (we're talking millions here!). Since it occurred inside a restricted area in the airport building, I thought it would be relevant to post something in Civil-Av, and so I searched for more sources of information (namely, articles in English).
The local media reports three gunmen held up the vehicle that transported the money, tied the driver and the guard, and fled with USD 8 million. No people were injured.
Reuters Latin America adds that the vehicle was transporting USD 11 million in total, of which 8 million were stolen.
I was puzzled to find out such differences in the reports from the same incident ... I'll be sticking with the local media version, which I have confirmed in the three main newspapers here. But still, makes you wonder what happens with the news as they jump from source to source...
Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
Aussie18 From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1776 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2061 times:
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The Australian Article doesnt state they took the whole 22Mil just states "GUNMEN held up a truck carrying $US22 million" without elaborating on how much they took,But in Australia we like our news dramatized abit.
Bill142 From Australia, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 8487 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2023 times:
Quoting Aussie18 (Reply 2): The Australian Article doesnt state they took the whole 22Mil just states "GUNMEN held up a truck carrying $US22 million" without elaborating on how much they took,But in Australia we like our news dramatized abit
Quoting VHVXB (Reply 3): yes thats the habit of news outlets here
Lets not forget it is the daily telegraph. More fiction then fact.