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Re: All roads eventually lead to Cyprus...

Postby Paphitis » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:32 am

Poorly edited.

Tell that to the hand please.

It was utter bullshit and had to be called out.

There is no defence for total ignorance because if they can't get the simple things like this right,then they can't be trusted to deliver more serious news either.

All it takes is a simple phone call to the dive club to verify their facts and to get things straight. They didn't do that, and deserve nothing less than sheer contempt for the utter garbage they published.
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Re: All roads eventually lead to Cyprus...

Postby cyprusgrump » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:48 am

Paphitis wrote:Poorly edited.

Tell that to the hand please.

It was utter bullshit and had to be called out.

There is no defence for total ignorance because if they can't get the simple things like this right,then they can't be trusted to deliver more serious news either.

All it takes is a simple phone call to the dive club to verify their facts and to get things straight. They didn't do that, and deserve nothing less than sheer contempt for the utter garbage they published.


We can assume then that you have contacted the publication and the author of the article to express your disgust...? :roll:

Pray tell us, how many other complaints had they received by the time you contacted them and when will the retraction be printed - you know, to save the lives of countless others! :lol:

Or is the faux horror you have been posting on here for the past few days just a diversion from your ignorance about Nitrox that I called out...? :wink:
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Re: All roads eventually lead to Cyprus...

Postby Paphitis » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:57 am

cyprusgrump wrote:
Paphitis wrote:Poorly edited.

Tell that to the hand please.

It was utter bullshit and had to be called out.

There is no defence for total ignorance because if they can't get the simple things like this right,then they can't be trusted to deliver more serious news either.

All it takes is a simple phone call to the dive club to verify their facts and to get things straight. They didn't do that, and deserve nothing less than sheer contempt for the utter garbage they published.


We can assume then that you have contacted the publication and the author of the article to express your disgust...? :roll:

Pray tell us, how many other complaints had they received by the time you contacted them and when will the retraction be printed - you know, to save the lives of countless others! :lol:

Or is the faux horror you have been posting on here for the past few days just a diversion from your ignorance about Nitrox that I called out...? :wink:


I don't feel that strongly about it for me to contact them.

I just pointed out that the article was bogus on a forum which I am entitled to do. I pointed this out because Cyprus Mail didn't demonstrate due diligence in its publication.

Once again, its not too much to ask to make a simple phone call to a Dive Club to verify some of the finer details. Newspapers and journalists should be doing this all the time.

I don't know how many complaints they would receive. Considering the fact that their distributed copies are probably less than 5,000, then they probably don't get a lot of complaints at anytime. But the political analysis with regard to Cyprus Politics and the Cyprus Problem is in fact disgusting and very biased as if they have an anti Cyprus agenda for some reason. Why they insist on publishing total trash rather than be an objective news outlet has me stuffed. They mock Cypriot politicians too. Whilst I sometimes think they deserve it, the Cyprus mail has taken it a step further towards total satire.
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Re: All roads eventually lead to Cyprus...

Postby cyprusgrump » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:09 am

Paphitis wrote:
cyprusgrump wrote:
Paphitis wrote:Poorly edited.

Tell that to the hand please.

It was utter bullshit and had to be called out.

There is no defence for total ignorance because if they can't get the simple things like this right,then they can't be trusted to deliver more serious news either.

All it takes is a simple phone call to the dive club to verify their facts and to get things straight. They didn't do that, and deserve nothing less than sheer contempt for the utter garbage they published.


We can assume then that you have contacted the publication and the author of the article to express your disgust...? :roll:

Pray tell us, how many other complaints had they received by the time you contacted them and when will the retraction be printed - you know, to save the lives of countless others! :lol:

Or is the faux horror you have been posting on here for the past few days just a diversion from your ignorance about Nitrox that I called out...? :wink:


I don't feel that strongly about it for me to contact them.

I just pointed out that the article was bogus on a forum which I am entitled to do. I pointed this out because Cyprus Mail didn't demonstrate due diligence in its publication.



Hahahahahahaha! :D

Paphitis wrote:It was utter bullshit and had to be called out.

Yet not only have you not contacted them, you couldn't even be bothered to post a comment on the article! :lol:

Yet you've been ranting on here about the terrible danger the article has caused for days! :roll:

Paphitis wrote:I don't feel that strongly about it for me to contact them.

You're an idiot or a hypocrite - you choose. :twisted:
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Re: All roads eventually lead to Cyprus...

Postby Paphitis » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:15 am

No I could have posted a comment on the article. There was another guy who did, pretty much in the same vain as I.

I don't post comments on CM. I use to some years back but gave up on reading the CM completely after I realized it was a bit low. I read that article because it was posted here by CAP and as a result I commented here.

Sometimes if I read a NYT article here, I will comment on here as well. And I have been critical of other media outlets as well.

Reputable news outlets have an obligation. I am not saying that CM is reputable. :lol:

Obviously, outlets like NYT are indeed king of the mountain, but they get things wrong too.
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Re: All roads eventually lead to Cyprus...

Postby cyprusgrump » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:28 am

Paphitis wrote:No I could have posted a comment on the article. There was another guy who did, pretty much in the same vain as I.

I don't post comments on CM. I use to some years back but gave up on reading the CM completely after I realized it was a bit low. I read that article because it was posted here by CAP and as a result I commented here.

Sometimes if I read a NYT article here, I will comment on here as well. And I have been critical of other media outlets as well.

Reputable news outlets have an obligation. I am not saying that CM is reputable. :lol:

Obviously, outlets like NYT are indeed king of the mountain, but they get things wrong too.


No, the other guy made a lighthearted comment about the ambiguity in the article. :roll:

You on the other hand have been arguing vehemently against it, saying it put lives in danger, etc. but you couldn't be arsed to even post a comment pointing out what you considered to be the inaccuracy.

So is the article a danger to life as you claimed or is the CM not reputable and therefore no danger as you also claimed? :roll:
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Re: All roads eventually lead to Cyprus...

Postby Paphitis » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:33 am

cyprusgrump wrote:
Paphitis wrote:No I could have posted a comment on the article. There was another guy who did, pretty much in the same vain as I.

I don't post comments on CM. I use to some years back but gave up on reading the CM completely after I realized it was a bit low. I read that article because it was posted here by CAP and as a result I commented here.

Sometimes if I read a NYT article here, I will comment on here as well. And I have been critical of other media outlets as well.

Reputable news outlets have an obligation. I am not saying that CM is reputable. :lol:

Obviously, outlets like NYT are indeed king of the mountain, but they get things wrong too.


No, the other guy made a lighthearted comment about the ambiguity in the article. :roll:

You on the other hand have been arguing vehemently against it, saying it put lives in danger, etc. but you couldn't be arsed to even post a comment pointing out what you considered to be the inaccuracy.

So is the article a danger to life as you claimed or is the CM not reputable and therefore no danger as you also claimed? :roll:


My comment was light hearted too.

We however, are both amazed that the 95 yo is still around to tell the story. The other guy did say he would be in decompression for a week. It says it all really.
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Re: All roads eventually lead to Cyprus...

Postby cyprusgrump » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:44 am

Paphitis wrote:
cyprusgrump wrote:
Paphitis wrote:No I could have posted a comment on the article. There was another guy who did, pretty much in the same vain as I.

I don't post comments on CM. I use to some years back but gave up on reading the CM completely after I realized it was a bit low. I read that article because it was posted here by CAP and as a result I commented here.

Sometimes if I read a NYT article here, I will comment on here as well. And I have been critical of other media outlets as well.

Reputable news outlets have an obligation. I am not saying that CM is reputable. :lol:

Obviously, outlets like NYT are indeed king of the mountain, but they get things wrong too.


No, the other guy made a lighthearted comment about the ambiguity in the article. :roll:

You on the other hand have been arguing vehemently against it, saying it put lives in danger, etc. but you couldn't be arsed to even post a comment pointing out what you considered to be the inaccuracy.

So is the article a danger to life as you claimed or is the CM not reputable and therefore no danger as you also claimed? :roll:


My comment was light hearted too.

We however, are both amazed that the 95 yo is still around to tell the story. The other guy did say he would be in decompression for a week. It says it all really.


Light hearted? Like this one...?

Paphitis wrote:It was utter bullshit and had to be called out.

There is no defence for total ignorance because if they can't get the simple things like this right,then they can't be trusted to deliver more serious news either.

All it takes is a simple phone call to the dive club to verify their facts and to get things straight. They didn't do that, and deserve nothing less than sheer contempt for the utter garbage they published.


Oh yes, what an amazing sense of humour you must have... :roll:

The other guy realised that there was an error in the story and made a truly lighthearted comment about it.

You on the other hand are were too stupid to understand the error in the story and then when it was pointed out to you too dogmatic to admit it. You STILL seem to think that the claim was 44mins at 41 mins when it is clear to everybody that it was nothing of the sort. It was an error.

Still, at least you seem to have accepted your error over the Nitrox claim and no longer dispute you were completely, utterly wrong on that. Small mercies, etc. :wink:
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Re: All roads eventually lead to Cyprus...

Postby Paphitis » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:49 am

Oh for crying out loud. It was just a comment I made on a forum because of the 44 minutes at 41m claim by CM.

It really isn't such a big deal. The fact of the matter is this, the CM was incorrect to publish such a statement. Whether it's out of ignorance (no excuse) or deliberate, I have no clue.

But I was a bit taken aback from it.
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Re: All roads eventually lead to Cyprus...

Postby cyprusgrump » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:53 am

Paphitis wrote:Oh for crying out loud. It was just a comment I made on a forum because of the 44 minutes at 41m claim by CM.

It really isn't such a big deal. The fact of the matter is this, the CM was incorrect to publish such a statement. Whether it's out of ignorance (no excuse) or deliberate, I have no clue.

But I was a bit taken aback from it.


It was ignorance as the details were published correctly elsewhere as I linked to earlier.

Still, at last we can agree on one thing !

Paphitis wrote:I have no clue.


Yup! :lol:
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