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Old 03-06-2016, 01:12 PM   #21
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Yet is the scapegoat in the thread title and Paul Allen probably wasn't even in the decision where to anchor precisely.
And like newspapers, magazines and web sites, thread titles are often sensationalized to attract readers. How often have you read an article to find that the title wasn't at all reflective of the content?
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Old 03-10-2016, 11:25 PM   #22
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And like newspapers, magazines and web sites, thread titles are often sensationalized to attract readers. How often have you read an article to find that the title wasn't at all reflective of the content?

I agree & personally find this trend disturbing,,, just sayin'
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There is also the possibility that the reef in question was long dead and THAT is why it was deemed ok to anchor there.

Then some couple with a pair if fins and an underwater camera sees an opportunity for a facebook fame and the world goes nuts with an sensationalist headline like "Microsoft's Paul Allen's yacht wrecks coral."

We do live in a world where very little is what it appears.

Exactly, P.Allen is a easy target... those two wanted to ride on his coat tails.


That reef isn't dead.. but it is certain that the damage done to that reef was years in the making.

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I think you guys are either reading too deeply into the article or just trying to make arguments for the fun of it. The title of the original article Microsoft’s Paul Allen’s yacht wrecks coral reef, is entirely factual. It was his boat. It did damage a reef. Inside the article it states that the yacht was instructed to anchor there, so a reader could draw the conclusion that it is the government's own fault. That's why the yacht did not receive a fine.

What gets me is the hypocrisy of how it is a protected reef and divers cannot collect specimens or fish, yet the cruise ships and yachts are instructed to toss their anchors up on it.

PS - Headlines have to be short by nature, and they have to capture the reader's attention, and yahoo/similar are not exactly bastions of journalistic integrity.
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Maybe the complaint is that the word "wrecks" implies that an otherwise healthy reef was destroyed as opposed to a struggling reef ecosystem was further damaged by an anchor chain.
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