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Old 06-27-2011   #31
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Originally Posted by powdahound76 View Post
News reporters are like politicians, full of BS and have no clue about what happens in the real world!
This has to be one of the most profound things I've ever read on the Buzz.

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Old 06-27-2011   #32
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Wow, I hope the guy has a full recovery and don't envy him for his injuries but there's just so much in that video that amazes me and continues to my mistrust of anything the media reports.

"River Expedition" - I usually think of expeditions as being more than a day trip beside a road...

"They were thrown into an unexpectedly powerful and violent current" - Let's see, peak runoff, record high flows, and you can see the creek from the road all the way to the put-in. If these guys weren't expecting powerful water, I don't know how I could ever tell them what to expect if they fall out of the boat.

"He joins us exclusively this morning..." - Are the other news outlets elbowing each other for a chance to interview a guy that fell out of a raft at high water and had to go to the hospital?

"...along with fellow survivors..." and "... its a tale I'm glad you all lived to tell us about..." - Were all the others on this routine 1/2 day trip killed?

The only thing unusual about this is that it was caught from a POV. But there's nothing unusual about a news station picking it up and milking a routine story. William Randolph Hurst is alive and well....


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Old 06-27-2011   #33
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Originally Posted by FrankC View Post
Basically Clear Creek is a poor choice for inexperience rafters. Very shallow with sharp rocks everywhere. If you swim you will be fucked up. These folks should have been on Browns Canyon or something with deep water and less repercusions if you swim.

Yet hundreds of noobs come down the river every day & very few of them have issues. Some people are going to have problems no matter where they go.

When I was on channel 7 this winter... I TRIED to make it something other than the usual "avalanche accident" BS... they sure do everything they can to turn it into a stack of BS when they do these things. Reporters are a step below politicians (TV reporters that is... we've got a few good writers among us on here!).

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