Friday, October 15, 2010

The Mistress and Wife Story Goes Viral

One of the more interesting stories about the trapped Chilean miners was the dispute between the wife and mistress of one of the miners. Chilean miner Yonni Barrios was greeted by his mistress when he was rescued yesterday. His wife boycotted the event because "the other woman" was going to be at the site. Apparently, Mr. Barrios had requested that both his wife and mistress welcome him when he emerged.

This story caught on in the media. After all, sensationalist human interest stories are more exciting to the press than what is actually unfolding. Sure we talk about the last guy out of the hole and the technology that was used in the rescue, but wouldn't you rather hear about the miner with a mistress and how his wife won't greet him but the girlfriend will. I thought these things only happened in France.

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