Talk about a half-baked job of reporting. The writer takes an unverified and flatly denied claim against a cruise line and writes it up as if it was fact - and then basically says, "it doesn't matter whether or not it is true - just look at what these lawyers have to say about it..."
And then he quotes all the well-known cruise-industry bashing lawyers from the last 20 years.
After the first three, small, paragraphs you know the claim is bull and for Carnival to comment on current litigation basically proves it. For Carnival to comment on current litigation they risk further litigation and monetary damages if the charges are true. They wouldn't risk this if they had any doubt the allegations were false.
Yesterday I received an email, in my Cruisemates email, from someone pimping their "tell all, insider secrets" cruise book. There was an excerpt from it and after reading part of the excerpt I just shook my head and hit the delete key. It was embellishment and bad writing. The sad thing is that people will probably buy this. Literally and figuratively.
Sensationalism sells and the truth is boring. Sad fact of the times.
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My travel agent thinks the media generally is negative in its cruise reporting. He cited a case of cruise ship passengers getting swine flu during their shore excursion and noted that had nothing to do with the fact they were on a cruise because they got it in port. A number of veteran cruisers agreed the media generally paints an ugly picture that is not deserved when they hear the term "cruise ship."
But can you blame the media for wanting to say something bad about cruising? A lot of people are more interested in Carnival's PR headaches (dropped stocks, fewer sales, a pending lawsuit, etc.) than Costa's newest Concordia class ship currently being built.