AP/Reuters Watch 6/18

Sunday, June 18, 2006
A Flares feature which takes the Associated Press declaration in its

STATEMENT OF NEWS VALUES AND PRINCIPLES:

"we abhor inaccuracies, carelessness, bias or distortions"

to heart and offers a helping hand by pointing out egregious examples of abhorrent practice as they occur.

Day after day after day.

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This story by Curt Woodward is rather curious in its omissions. Foster parenting can be difficult - but it can also be very profitable. Many foster parents are openhearted volunteers moved by compassion to give help to the needy and as such are to be lauded. They are absolutely wonderful people performing a societal service of high value.

Some are farmers working a government subsidized cash crop and specialists in abuse for profit. A close look at Daniele Baxter's operation might reveal the class to which she belongs. I have a suspicion but there are no reported facts - other than that 700 number, which suggests farming rather caring. A few interviews with kids formerly (or currently) "under care" might provide an answer.
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