Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Evaluating Reliability

Source A: An online news report from Channel News Asia.

SINGAPORE : A police officer crashed his car into a pillar along a walkway at about 6pm on Monday. The incident happened in front of Block 274D at Jurong West Avenue 3.

A police spokesman told Channel NewsAsia the plain-clothes officer had lost control of his vehicle. It then mounted the kerb and hit the pillar.

No one was injured, but the car's bonnet was dented. The police are investigating the incident.

Source B: A photograph taken by passer-by Mohammad Mizan.

1(a) Study Source A. How far can you accept what this source says about the accident? Explain your answer.

P.S. Seriously, the unnecessary editing boggles my mind! :) Hat tip.