Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Whole Lot Wrong With This "Story"

Yale student plunged from Empire State Building

"The man who plunged to his death in an apparent suicide jump off the Empire State building was a junior from Yale University.
Twenty-one-year-old Cameron Dabaghi from Austin, Texas, jumped from the 86th floor Tuesday. That floor has an observation deck open to the public.
He was dead when rescue workers arrived at the 102-story skyscraper shortly before 6:30 p.m."

"The Empire State Building is the third-tallest building in the United States. More than 30 people have committed suicide at the building since it opened in 1931. The most recent was believed to have been in 2006."

First off, a person who reports on something "believes" facts to be true? What?
Also, jumping from the 86th floor observation deck is nearly impossible due to the tall hooked in safety barriors.


Nearly impossible but not inconceivable for a fit 20 something, just the wrong age to ever think of doing something like this. But the story neatly fits a need to remember the tower jumpers on 9/11, a crass propaganda ploy to exploit our vulnerable window of opportunity as we watched the inside job unfold before our horrified eyes.


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