At 6, 6:30, and 7 the national CBS radio news breathlessly talked about the ongoing tragic fires in southeast Australia.
Their announcer talked about the inferno near Melbourne and throughout the province of Victoria.
Finally, I couldn’t take it any more and called the KCBS news tip line. Australia has states and territories. No provinces. It’s the State of Victoria. The KCBS woman on the phone seemed stunned — of course, she said. She’d let national know.
The 7:30 national news talked about the fires in the State of Victoria.
I know news budgets are cut. But, I hope CBS will spring for an atlas for their newsroom. Or, maybe even an Internet connection.
Well CBS Is One Up On The UUA. . .
I recently pointed out to the UUA that it had referred to the wiliness of the two candidates for UUA President Rev. Dr. Laurel Hallman and Rev. Peter Morales in the official transcript of of the UUA Presidential Candidates forum of October 2008.
It is one thing to make a mistake that is quickly corrected once it is brought to one’s attention. Unfortunately the UUA has a very bad habit of abjectly failing and obstinately refusing to correct much more serious “mistakes” that I and other people have brought to its attention in the apparently misguided great expectation that the UUA might actually take steps to correct these mistakes.
So far. . .
You’re a hero!