Bloggers Beware: How Stupid Reporting / Editind/ Editorializing Can Distort A Story.

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I come across this problem a lot, especially when blogging about politics or global warming.  Based on This Story about an AC / DC concert being threatened because their big sound poses a danger to rare birds I started to write this post titled:

Rock Band AC / DC Set To Kill Birds With Music!

What The Flock?????

This may well be an all-time low for environmentalists stupidity (or high, depending how you scale it). EnviroCrazies are trying to stop an AC / DC concert from going forward because the loud music would threated a large flock of birds. Whaaaaa????     OK, that sounds stupid enough, but here is the kicker – the concert is at an airport. Yes, an airport. A place where loud planes noisily take-off and land throughout the day. Now, Wells is a modest airstrip by most standards,  but all airports are noisy and…..

Then I looked at the picture of the airport again. Hmmmm. Is the problem with this concert event, not the music itself, as you were led to believe in the original article, but the actual terrain on which the concert will happen? The band will, I assume be set up in, or, in front of the hanger. The audience will be out on the tarmac or on the grass. Perhaps this is the real problem, as the  birds probably build nests in the grass, and the poor little baby birdies would get trampled by the hoards of ravenous drunken AC / DC metal heads.  One news piece on the subject says animal rights campaigners say the concert could take place anytime from mid-June and it would no longer be a threat to the birds. It’s not as if a rock band has canceled a concert for less, drunken / rugged up bastards that they are. Not that I’m calling them drunk / drugged up bastards, but Brian Setzer and Pat Benetar have both canceled show that I held tickets for. Both eventually made up for their head-fake by putting on fantastic shows.

So anyway, if this is the problem, then yes, why not move the date of the show to June or August, after the birdie brood has come and gone, has fledged and flew the coupe, so to speak. I will be completely honest and admit I am a bird lover. Now let me be perfectly frank when i say that when other bird-loving people say shit like this – Hans Uhl of NGO BirdLife says he and his colleagues felt they had been “mocked” as the concert had been arranged to take place on the same day as the International Day of Diversity of Species….  well, that stupidness just makes me want to buy tickets to the show and trample the poor little birdies!

3 Comments to “Bloggers Beware: How Stupid Reporting / Editind/ Editorializing Can Distort A Story.”

  1. By Jeff Alberts, December 27, 2009 @ 10:01 pm

    How Stupid Reporting / Editind/ Editorializing Can Distort A Story.

    It sure can! 😉

  2. By Jeff Alberts, December 27, 2009 @ 10:05 pm

    he and his colleagues felt they had been “mocked”

    Trying…to…resist…bird…reference… AAAARRRRRGGGHHH!!!

  3. By Sonicfrog, December 28, 2009 @ 1:29 am

    Yeah, I know. And I have a parrot!

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