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Friday, September 18, 2020

Don't read just the headline...

I am a constant critic of reporters/"journal-list," etc., for getting basic information wrong, or just out and out lying to fit an agency. Classic example is when The Washington Post (and others are in the process) settled with a teenager who they liable, saying he charged an Indian while visiting the capital. That is an extreme examples (I have doubt their in office council was screaming "STOP! He's not a public figure, he can sue and win!"), but here is another great example. 


Reading the headline, it would be a bit extreme for operating on a man's teeth on a hoverboard. Well, it's not just for that.

Dentist who extracted tooth while riding hoverboard given 12-year prison sentence 

An Alaska dentist who extracted a patient’s tooth while riding a hoverboard has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for his reckless stunt along with other crimes. 

Seth Lookhart was sentenced Monday in Anchorage Superior Court on dozens of charges that stemmed from his hoverboarding antics to Medicaid fraud and removing a patient’s teeth without permission, Newser reported. He was convicted on 46 counts back in January on charges, which included reckless endangerment, illegally practicing dentistry and medical assistance fraud, Law Officer reported. “ 

In reviewing all this over and over again, I have this visceral response — you darn near killed some people,” Judge Michael Wolverton said in handing down the sentence..."

OK, got it, if the jury got it right, he deserved long time in prison. But it's not just for the antics while conducting oral surgery. If reporters/media want to be respected (ask a certain former reporter for Rolling Stone), suggest you simply tell your readers/viewers the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. 


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