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Omitted from all this BS is the fact that the shuttle stopped and the
semi BACKED into it.

Why does the media always need to lie?  Hype sells newspapers? ? ? ?
        
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On 2017/11/09 8:23 AM, Jim Thompson wrote:
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Another case of someone not READING the original story before posting.

Title of original story (referenced in Jim's link):

"Driverless shuttle involved in crash on first day of service in  
downtown Las Vegas"

First paragraph of the original report:

"Las Vegas is the first city in America to have a self-driving shuttle  
operating in real-time traffic.

However, in its first hour of service in downtown Las Vegas, the shuttle  

was involved in a collision with a delivery truck. There has been no  
report of injuries at this time.

The driver of the truck was cited by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police  
Department."

How is that hype? It is the literal truth of the incident. Story closes  
with:

"A representative with the City of Las Vegas issued the following stateme
nt:

"The autonomous shuttle was testing today when it was grazed by a  
delivery truck downtown. The shuttle did what it was supposed to do, in  
that it?s sensors registered the truck and the shuttle stopped to
 avoid  
the accident. Unfortunately, the delivery truck did not stop and grazed  
the front fender of the shuttle. Had the truck had the same sensing  
equipment that the shuttle has the accident would have been avoided.  
Testing of the shuttle will continue during the 12-month pilot in the  
downtown Innovation District." "

So, let's see:

1) The reporter told the story with no embellishments or innuendo.
2) The reporter closed the story with the fact that the driverless  
vehicle was in no way responsible for the accident.

Read it yourself:

http://news3lv.com/news/local/driverless-shuttle-crashes-on-first-day-of-
service-in-downtown-las-vegas

Tinyurl version: http://tinyurl.com/LasVegasDriverlessIncident

So, as I see the score:

Truth 1 : Jim's version 0

John


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Inflammatory headline... n'est-ce pas?

No where in the article whose link I posted says, "... backed up
into".  Lot of difference between "graze" and "backed up into"...
"graze" implies an in-motion collision.

(Quoting some _other_ source does not vindicate the inaccuracies in
the link I posted.)

Phoenix paper accurately reported the whole incident... probably
because Phoenix is about to allow driverless Waymo service.

Another exhibition that John Robertson is quick to attack because his
widdle leftist feelings have been hurt... must be his beady eyes >:-}
        
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On 10/11/2017 1:26 AM, Jim Thompson wrote:
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Well I reckon anyone who gets their facts from newspapers is easily led :-)

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Jim does have a narrow choice of newspapers, all of which seem dedicated to
 leading him along the far-right path. He has been explicitly rude about "T
he Guardian" which is one of the more reliable newspapers on the planet (bu
t is not one that specialises in pre-digested pap for right-wingers). He's  
not as bad as Cursitor Doom who puts his faith in the Daily Mail and Russia
 Today, but that's probably because they don't have enough American content
 to keep Jim happy.

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On Friday, November 10, 2017 at 4:26:18 AM UTC+11, Jim Thompson wrote:
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Jim's quote is from Hot Air, which does go out of it's way to make rightist
s happy - which is a priority which is likely to leave leftist less happy -
 and it links to Fox News.

The media which is lying is the media that Jim reads and is complaining abo
ut. If he went for sources that were less enthusiastic about keeping people
 like him, Cursitor Doom and krw happy, he might see more accurate reportin
g, though he might feel more miserable - if better informed.

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Probably the same reason you did it above

Newpapers are basically trolling for readers.

Suggestive headlines have been standard since
forever.

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   A complete lack of ethics.


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On Friday, November 17, 2017 at 2:02:05 PM UTC+11, Michael Terrell wrote:
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If that was all it took, Trump would own a pile of newspapers.

Murdoch comes close to qualifying, but an excess of unethical behaviour forced him to close down the UK "News of the World", so a complete lack of ethics doesn't actually work too well in the newspaper world.

Since ethics might as well be Greek to Mike Terrell (which is where the word came from) his contribution isn't all that valuable.

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On Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:02:01 -0500, Michael A Terrell

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Yesterday, in traffic, I was watching, with some trepidation, a Waymo
van briskly hauling-ass thru the nastiest traffic area in Phoenix at
rush hour... the so-called Broadway Curve, where I10 and US 60
diverge... the worst engineering mess ever conceived by ADOT...

Observations: "Courteous" merging, better driving than most humans!
        
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