Bad Quote

In a story on a computer glitch that forced Comair to cancel 1,100 flighs on Christmas Day, I was quoted in an AP story as saying:

"If this kind of thing could happen by accident, what would happen if the bad guys did this on purpose?" he said.

I'm sure I said that, but I wish the reporter hadn't used it. It's just the sort of fear-mongering that I object to when others do it.

Posted on December 28, 2004 at 8:58 AM • 1 Comments

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TedDecember 28, 2004 9:30 AM

Bruce, thanks for showing some class. Of the hundreds of people I quoted in print during my reporter years, only two or three ever admitted that they'd said something they wished they hadn't. It's so easy to just say, "I never said that," or "I was taken out of context."

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