Earlier this week, as I was trying to figure out how the Star came to run a page one photo of a helicopter trailing smoke that was not the one involved in the June 10 crash, I kept thinking about the fairy tale of Chicken Licken. The foolish Chicken Licken thought that the sky was falling, and reported that news to a friend. The friend told another friend, who told yet another friend, and the whole group rushed off to tell the king—but ended up instead being eaten by a fox.
The moral: Don’t believe everything you hear; check it out or you may be sorry. And the Star certainly had plenty of reason to regret its error in running the picture, which in fact came from a website that sells