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Why That Story About Irish Babies
"Dumped In A Septic Tank" Is A Hoax

Forbes, by Eamonn Fingleton

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Posted By:mitzi, 6/10/2014 3:47:40 PM

Few of us are inclined to look a gift horse in the mouth, and that applies in spades to journalists running with a sensational news story. But even by normal media standards, recent reports about the bones of 796 babies being found in the septic tank of an Irish orphanage betray a degree of cynicism and irresponsibility rarely surpassed by allegedly reputable news organizations. Although the media attributed the “dumped in a septic tank” allegation to Catherine Corless, a local amateur historian, she denies making it. Her attempt to correct the record was reported by the Irish Times newspaper on

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There´s a link to the Irish Times story from the weekend. This is the first I´ve any mention of the Irish Times story in any US source.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 6/10/2014 5:10:45 PM     (No. 9880339)

FTA: "...almost entirely ignored by the same global media that so gleefully recycled the original suggestion."

Deceitful. Despicable.
And I´ll admit that I was duped by the story.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 6/10/2014 5:44:23 PM     (No. 9880380)

I never believed the "septic tank" story. I knew there had to be another explanation.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: snichols, 6/10/2014 7:24:59 PM     (No. 9880527)

More Catholic bashing


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Reply 4 - Posted by: MeiDei, 6/10/2014 8:04:32 PM     (No. 9880572)

It is good/important to get (as Paul Harvey used to say) the rest of the story.

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