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    This Irish Times article, Gardai investigate Temple Bar attacks, which appears on their web site has been altered without any explanation.

    Here is what it said yesterday:

    Gardai say they believe up to four men were involved in the incident. All four are black and are thought to be in their late teens to early 20s. One of these men was wearing a red jacket, while a second was described as wearing a waistcoat-type top over a white t-shirt.
    Here is what it says today:

    Gardaí say they believe up to four men were involved in the incident. All four are thought to be in their late teens to early 20s. One of these men was wearing a red jacket, while a second was described as wearing a waistcoat-type top over a white t-shirt.
    Now it's possible the victims have changed their statements: they thought they saw four black men at first but now they're not sure, or something similarly implausible. However the article does not give not any explanation and you can't help but suspect that it was edited for PC considerations.

    If true, this demonstrates what is so destructive about PC: it requires that the truth be obfuscated, making deception mandatory. Has catching the violent perpetrators of this crime taken a back seat to the new official ideology of Dublin City (as declared on Luas posters): non-discriminationism?

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    Nope what has happened is better information has occured and as a result the story has been changed to show it.

    I am aware of a story regarding a company appearing a major UK newspaper on a product which was false using measurements which were outside of the standard industry norms, even using a comparable story by same newspaper a week earlier showed how wrong it was.

    Story was removed from their archives and deleted as if it never happened with a minor apology published with newspaper acknowledging it was incorrect.

    It is no different from different editions getting updated with better information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odie1kanobe View Post
    Nope what has happened is better information has occured and as a result the story has been changed to show it.

    I am aware of a story regarding a company appearing a major UK newspaper on a product which was false using measurements which were outside of the standard industry norms, even using a comparable story by same newspaper a week earlier showed how wrong it was.

    Story was removed from their archives and deleted as if it never happened with a minor apology published with newspaper acknowledging it was incorrect.

    It is no different from different editions getting updated with better information.
    If you swallow that you'd swallow a brick!

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    Nope what has happened is better information has occured and as a result the story has been changed to show it.
    Well it still seems odd to me. The victims/witnesses seem to have seen the "red jacket" and the "waistcoat-type top over a white t-shirt" clearly enough. So how did they manage to get so confused on the other details?

    Story was removed from their archives and deleted as if it never happened with a minor apology published with newspaper acknowledging it was incorrect.
    An explanation, IOW.

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    Really good spot OP. It seems that the Irish Times puts Political Correctness ahead of assisting the Gardai in detecting crime. Clearly being able to state that the perpetrators were black severely limits the number of possible offenders making the Garda job that bit easier.

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    Maybe IT will not be the paper of record on this. Similar to the Catholic Church and State Authorities turning a blind eye to what was really going on with those paedophiles. Bit like the three monkeys - hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. Pravda PCness off the rails!

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    You can bet you're bottom euro that if a group of whites attacked some blacks you wouldn't hear the end of it from the IT. How is that paper still in existence; I thought it was bankrupt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gijoe View Post
    Really good spot OP. It seems that the Irish Times puts Political Correctness ahead of assisting the Gardai in detecting crime. Clearly being able to state that the perpetrators were black severely limits the number of possible offenders making the Garda job that bit easier.
    I take it you think the IT article will be helping the cops because black people are easier to spot and somehow anyone but witnesses in the immediate vicinity will be able to help hunt down the attackers because they are black?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAD1OH View Post
    I take it you think the IT article will be helping the cops because black people are easier to spot and somehow anyone but witnesses in the immediate vicinity will be able to help hunt down the attackers because they are black?

    Why do you think police issue descriptions of suspects?

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