Your comments: 9/11, solar eclipses, and a missing letter
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(CNN) -- This is a sampling of comments received during the past week.
In the article "More Remains Discovered Near WTC Site" [March 28] there is a statement made which is misleading in a way which may have consequences ... I think that some editorial intervention is necessary.The article states "More than 40 percent of the victims at the trade center have not been identified. The medical examiner's office is storing more than 9,000 unidentified remains..." This could lead a lot of people to understand that there are more than 9,000 unidentified victims, when in fact 9,000 is the number of FRAGMENTS of human remains they have on hand. I believe publishing such a confusingly worded statement could influence the perspective of readers, reinforcing notions rather than encouraging critical and accurate analysis.
CNN.com: Thanks for the catch, Matthew. We have corrected the story.
"Night will turn to day in the eclipse's route and a corona will glow around..." [World prepares for total solar eclipse, March 28] Actually, the opposite will happen. Day will turn to night.
This was the printed headline today. "Man convicted of 'Mississippi Burning' killings is hopitalized" (missing s). [Man convicted of 'Mississippi Burning' killings is hospitalized, March 29] I was surprised because I read your website every day and I do not recall ever seeing a misprint. Perhaps misprints have occurred but it must have slipped by me if it has.
CNN.com: Oh, yes, they slip through from time to time. Thanks for calling our attention to this one!
"And the control if immigration is impossible if our borders remain porous and vulnerable." Should be "of immigration." [Dobbs: President, Congress defying people's will, March 30]
CNN.com: Fixed! Thanks.
Quick thoughts on QuickVote
Today's QuickVote question was an interesting one, but it only really paints part of the picture. [Would you illegally cross a border if that was the only way to make a better life for your family?, March 30]
The question fails to take two important points in consideration: First, I do not believe that these crossings are "the only way to make a better life" for one's family. I'm not convinced that every other option has been exhausted. Second, it does not address the fact that despite someone's desperation, they fully understand that being caught in the act could and should result in whatever criminal penalties exist in the country they are "invading". I feel badly for the person who gets caught stealing a loaf of bread, but he knew it was illegal when he stole it, and he knew he would be punished if caught. I feel badly for people who face difficult life circumstances, but I do not feel sorry when they are caught and punished. There is almost always another way, within the law, that can be achieved with true determination and hard work. I shouldn't be expected to pay for those who are unmotivated or too lazy to figure that out.
Try restating today's QuickVote [Would you illegally cross a border if that was the only way to make a better life for your family?, March 30] as "Would you cross the border, where you would be imprisoned for 5 years if caught, if it was the only way to help your family?" I'll bet you five bucks that it would change the result of your QuickVote!
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