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The following comment was left on my post “It’s official: Stafford County is ran by morons.“:

Interested reader Says:

Speaking of morons, I think you mean “run by.”

Tis true, I stand corrected.

However, check out the IP used to leave the comment:

63.169.19.222

63.169.19.222 goes back to “Free Lance-Star” (service provided by SPRINTLINK).

That’s pretty funny coming from someone at an organization that issued the following correction for the story on which my post was based:

The task force studying illegal immigration in Stafford County said in its report that it recognized the need to provide emergency medical care to persons in need, regardless of immigration status. The report also said it should provide those public health and preventive medical services that ensure the general health of the population, including immunizations, outbreak investigations, TB investigation and case management, STD/HIV clinical services, communicable disease management and treatment, and other public health services as required by federal or state law. A story yesterday incorrectly reported the recommendations of the task force dealing with these medical services.

Among other (recent) editorial blunders made by The Free Lance–Star:

  1. Inability to properly map out the location of a triple murder/one suicide. (May 7, 2008)
  2. Falsely stating that Tasers require a concealed handgun permit and falsely stating that a concealed handgun permit would allow someone to carry a concealed Taser (no permit is required). They refused to issue a correction even after I repeatedly sent e-mails to their staff regarding the issue. (April 12, 2008)
  3. Acting as the sympathetic mouthpiece for a convicted terrorist while calling him an “activist”. (March 25, 2008)
  4. Falsely accusing a former Lake of the Woods assistant manager of incompetence and having a relationship that was “too close” with a contractor (and all they could say is “Oops, my bad”). (March 22, 2008)
  5. Incorrectly stating that all of the 99th House of Delegates District is part of the 28th Senate District when it isn’t. No correction. (February 21, 2008)
  6. Inability to distinguish who Albert Pollard is: Using a picture of Richard Stuart (his former opponent) and convicted spy Jonathan Pollard instead of a picture of Albert Pollard. (February 20, 2008)
  7. Numerous errors were reported regarding the legal battle between Patricia Mancini and Price Jett Jr. over a Stafford County School Board seat. Only a partial correction was issued. (December 28, 2007)

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