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Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Lies and Lying Liars

posted by on December 5 at 13:54 PM

From the corrections in today’s Seattle Times:

Does photo from October provide evidence crane was leaning?: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Jana Downing is 31 years old. She inadvertently provided an incorrect age for a story about the Nov. 16 crane collapse in Bellevue. She is 32 years old.

People do not “inadvertently” provide false information about their ages to members of the press. I suspect that Ms. Downing shaved a year off her age intentionally. Vanity, vanity. Lying about your age is an unforgivable sin and I hope that Ms. Downing is ashamed of her aged self.

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Posted by pot, kettle | December 5, 2006 3:03 PM

Do I need to go through the source to find the sarcasm tags?

Posted by Nick W | December 5, 2006 3:06 PM

lying about her age is no different then lying about the photo. What is she up to and why did she not come forward with the "alledged" photo sooner? She must have something to hide otherwise why did she not do something, anything to stop that collapse?

And don't any of you liberal sloggers get any funny ideas about MORE anti-business, anti-construction government. This woman and the crane operator are clear liberals out to ruin the economy of Washington. Construction is a safe business... our self-reported documents are just fine and liberal government paid "inspectors" would just contradict them anyways. like liberals always do.

Posted by B.I.A.W. | December 5, 2006 3:23 PM

Couldn't she have just had a birthday?

Posted by db | December 5, 2006 4:34 PM

If I'm going to lie about my age it will be by 10 years, not one!

(That would make me 34 then.)

Posted by Suz | December 5, 2006 4:55 PM

And me 24!

Posted by Dan Savage | December 5, 2006 5:19 PM

Um, Dan? When do you not lie about your age?

Posted by JM | December 5, 2006 9:26 PM

Excuse me?

Posted by Dan Savage | December 5, 2006 10:36 PM

Perhaps she has a previous history of drug use that contributed to her forgetfulness about her age? ;)

Posted by Orv | December 6, 2006 11:13 PM

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