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Tagged: / Posted: 4 March 2009

This is what passes for an arrest story in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA.

http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20090303/NEWS/903031996/1007?Title....

Local guy, but no mention of his business name and no attempt to find out what he has to say about the charges.

The reporter barely bothered to mix around the words of the official press release:

http://birmingham.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel09/bh030309.htm.

What's worse, I tried to post the above on the paper's public forum, but the entry never appeared.

Still worse is the fact that the same one-source news release accusing a business principal of corruption is going out over the AP wire as-is.

Free press, my ass. The news is whatever they say it is

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