Say this for the mainstream media: you’re not going to see a lead sentence like the one Randall Robinson wrote today on his Huffington Post blog. Said Robinson, “It is reported that black hurricane victims in New Orleans have begun eating corpses to survive.”
“It is reported”? By whom? Lacking any other information, I can only assume that Robinson’s embrace of the passive is aimed at obscuring just how unfounded this really is. Certainly searching Google News for “hurricane eat corpses” yields nothing. I’m not saying Robinson made it up. I am saying he probably heard it from somebody who heard it from somebody who heard it from somebody.
I found a link to Robinson’s silly post on Drudge, who seems to be testing the bottom of his “80 percent accurate” guarantee.