Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Bad, Bad Press

The Washington Post gave my employer some bad, bad press this morning, running an article on the difficulties of tracking terror suspects and supporters which included this paragraph:

Zenab Armend Pisheh, a student at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., said a member of the cell asked her to wire more than $5,000 so the defendants could go to Pakistan in 2003 to attend an al-Qaeda training camp. "He said it had to be a woman because sisters don't get caught -- brothers get caught if they send money," Pisheh said in a statement to British investigators.
Trouble is, that person has never been a Carleton student. The Post says they'll fix the text soon. Perhaps a call to the Registrar or to public relations could have straightened it out. I'll bet one dollar (Canadian) that they meant Carleton University in Ottawa. You know how they are up there - always wiring their devalued cash around the world.