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So I was watching the local news last night and they were covering a turkey release sponsored by some hunting organization. They had kids and newscasters setting the turkeys free. When the local news guy interviewed the head huncho he asked him where the birds had come from. Apparently the birds had been trapped on the same land they were released into! They had been stuffed in cardboard boxes all night so that they could "release" them back into the place they came from that allows the hunting of these beautiful birds! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/whack.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":whack:"><br><br><br><br>
Ahhh!! The news guy was pretty bewildered by this. The worst thing was that these children thought it was the best day of their lives. They, and their parents, had no idea they had been conned until the report aired. I wonder if people see through this kind of stuff? Just makes me upset.<br><br><br><br>
I can't find the story anywhere. If anyone else does please post it.
 

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<a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/11/17/assignment_america/main2196717.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/...n2196717.shtml</a> its on the assignment america part of the page. I saw it last night what bunch of b.s. those poor kids were so happy to be helping the turkeys too.
 

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Oh man. Some of the comments left by viewers on that story are just so ignorant and/or short sighted. They are mad because the guy "botched" the story. I think he just showed it for what it was, a publicity stunt.
 

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There was nothing at all botched about this event. Duped, yeah. One reporter plus the thousands who were encouraged to just click the link, vote for the story, and "save the turkeys." Steve Hartman admitted near the end of the segment that he will be a lot more careful about reading press releases next time, as should we all.
 

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I saw that news clip on the aol.com page. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"> The reporter's like "So..you caught the turkeys so you could...let them go?" he's like "Um..yeah"... DURRR>
 
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