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How many people were actually killed in the tornado?

Ever since f-ing CNN screwed up their coverage on the bombings, I haven't been able to trust the reports. Especially since NPR said there were only twenty people dead and nine children included, when CNN and everyone else says 50 people dead including 20 children. So I'm freaking confused again!

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Asked by uwmilf at 1:35 PM on May. 21, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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  • At least 24 people, including nine children, were killed. They are expecting the toll to rise. The media as always reported why to soon and reported false facts. I just asked this question as well because I got confused.

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 1:41 PM on May. 21, 2013

  • They do it to get people to watch! It's disgusting. Yes, we should know what's going on but to exaggerate like that just to get ratings is disgusting. They can rot in hell!

    Comment by uwmilf (original poster) at 1:49 PM on May. 21, 2013

  • 24, including 9 children. our governor is doing a press conference right now, and i think the reason CNN and others were saying 50-90 is b/c last night there were 48 ppl unaccounted for. they've been found and only a few ppl are still unaccounted for. at this point if there are any more causalities it sounds like they will be ppl who passed from complication b/c of injuries.

    like with the Boston bombing, stick with the more local news stations...they report actual facts, not sensational nonsense in an effort to get higher ratings & more commercial endorsements.

    Answer by okmanders at 1:49 PM on May. 21, 2013

  • okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 1:51 PM on May. 21, 2013

  • OK please keep us updated! Since you;re in the area you probably get more accurate info then our local news stations.
    I am glad you and you're family are okay too!

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 1:56 PM on May. 21, 2013

  • Best bet is to go off of the medical examiner's body count. News networks play one-ups and take faulty unconfirmed anonymous preliminary numbers and report them as facts, just to be the first to report it. Truth be damned.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 2:31 PM on May. 21, 2013

  • just heard some good news. 50 children were taken to our large children's hospital yesterday and 40 have either gone home or will leave today, and 8 are stable and should go home before the end of the week.

    Answer by okmanders at 3:16 PM on May. 21, 2013

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