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Sensationalism or what....

It seems like the title is way out of line with the story. Or at least it's a severe exgaration. When the title says ...

Triumph factory destroyed by fire
... it sounds rather complete. The entire building and it's contents completely razed. That is not the same thing as ...

The fire, which was confined to a section of the assembly area, ...
Ease up you guys!
 

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I just KNEW those Triumphs were hot shi t! ;-)
 

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Urgent Request from Karl Wharton

"If there are any motorcyclists in the Hinkley area who wish to help us in this crisis," asked Wharton at the end of the press conference, "Triumph are in urgent need of

McGonnegal's Lip Stiffener." Sympathetic bikers are urged to drop off tins of the strange-smelling salve at their local Triumph dealer.
 

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Re: Sensationalism or what....

I'll second that! One part of one of Triumph's facilities was damaged. Don't make Triumphs recovery even more difficult by forcing them to spin your needless doom and hype.
 

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"One motorcycle campaign group spokesman said he was "in a state of shock" at the news. ..." --BBC



Must have been thinking. "We paid a bloody fortune to have that torched... that's the best they could do?"
 

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I ride a Triumph- this news made me more than just a little concerned! Finding that it affected an assembly area and that they are cleaning up and getting back to normal makes me feel better.



They seem very serious about competing in the industry, and they say they are serious about keeping going. I hope they had good insurance.
 

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I wasn't born yesterday and realize that all motorcycles contain parts outsourced in other countries, BUT a Triumph put together anywhere other than Britain would be like a Harley that wasn't built in the USA. It just wouldn't be the same (yes I know some smart*ss is going to say of course it wouldn't, it'd be better, but you know what I mean).
 

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I'm beginning to H. A. TE the media

I feel a rant coming on...

Is anyone else sick of TV and newspapers and online media hyping the "Big Duh" story, and all other stories well beyond what they should be (and hopefully MO won't do this again)? Someone wrote into the Seattle times, complaining of local weather reporting and stated, "I believe I just watched the huge, professional staff of a major NBC affiliate inform me that it was (1) dark (2) raining (3) windy."

I see this every day when I try to access the American news media. I H. A. TE IT (I feel another rant coming on. Since when is that word sensored? Are people not allowed to feel passionately in a negative way about something that is opressive and wrong? Should I write that I find it odious? repulsive? That I detest it? Despise or disrelish it? That I have a disaffection for it? An animosity? I feel malevolence, malice, contentiousness, dislike and acrimony towards it? That I take umbrage at it? I abhor and abominate, loathe and execrate it? That I find it invidious, insulting and irritating? Is there some reason I shouldn't H. A. TE something? Is that against a law? Do you think I'm going to commit a crime against the media conglomerates for giving me stupid person news? Do you think if I post that word, that a bunch of neo- f. aci. sts will start flocking to MO and take it over? What kind of society are we living in???).

I've taken to reading media from other countries lately, because I can't stand how stupid an inaccurate the news is here. MO - DONT DO THIS TO US, WE'RE AN INTELLIGENT COMMUNITY, DON'T DUMB DOWN THE NEWS, OR THE HEADLINES TO GET A FEW EXTRA CLICKS. I read all the new news anyway, regardless of the topic.

Thanks,

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Re: I'm beginning to H. A. TE the media

Couldn't agree more. I refuse to subscribe to MO until they remove that idiotic software that censors perfectly legitimate words which are certainly not obscenities unless used to convey an obscene thought. Yet it's certainly possible for you, I or anyone else reasonably literate to odiously offend any person or group of persons without using a single one of those "taboo" words, if that's what we intend to do. So the whole idea is just plain dumb.

I can understand them deleting a handful of words that are vulgar and offensive in any possible context, but this censorship based on obsequious conformity to political correctness is an insult to the reader's intelligence.
 
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