2.14.2007

In defense of disaster














Two of America's finest mags landed on the newsstand in synch this month. Both Outside and Men's Journal took the initiative to defend the recent disaster on Mt. Hood by debunking some of the swirling media claims. Both mags ran their pieces in the front of their books.

MJ's "Lessons from a Rescue" debunked the four pillars of mainstream misunderstanding (ie, "the climbers shouldn't have been there," and "climbers often need rescuing." And Outside went a fair bit deeper on their piece, running it as a "Big Idea" column, and simultaneously posting the a podcast with author Dennis Lewon on their website.

Cheers to a job well done.

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