Friday, 1 June 2007

kidney stunt

Am I the only one in the whole wide world who wasn't surprised that the kidney hype was all a set-up?

What happened to journalism? Where are the good old-fashioned cynical hacks?

I applaud BNN for taking advantage of this collective and apparently world-wide gullibility to bring an important subject to everyone's attention. But I shudder what else people could get away with...

On a related note, I happened on an episode of Oprah a few days ago, warning people against internet fraud. You'd think nobody in their right mind would fall for those Nigerian 419 fraudsters who promise you a lot of money if you help them transfer their family millions out of the country. But people still do.

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