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Ottawa, Ontario
Canada

Just a little corner of the interwebz where I occasionally jot down a thought or two. Why do I do it? Partly to communicate in some way with you, the reader, and partly because it's some sad way of leaving a legacy of some kind I guess.

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Jonathan Tom

A story broke today on the interwebs about a crew member on a ship who assaulted a passenger for something that, for most of us, would have been a hear it and forget it moment. In this case though, the crew member took exception to being called a "son of a bitch" and ended up assaulting and arguably trying to kill a guest.  

While I don't want to diminish the terrible nature of this woman's experience I have been in the business for quite some time I could count the number of times I've even heard of something of this magnitude happening on a ship. Every time something like this happens on a ship the media steps in and immediately blows the story out of proportion with statements that would lead the less educated reader to believe that these type of events happen often.

It would seem that the media are experts at spinning news to increase ratings and spawning side specials. I do understand that it's game of numbers and ratings so I really don't blame them but what happened to unbiasedly reporting the news of the day?