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Comment: Why not, indeed. (Score 1) 200 200

Mr O'Leary told the Sun: "Hotels around the world have it, so why wouldn't we?"

Because an airline seat isn't a private hotel room? If I worked at Ryanair, I'd be a little concerned that Mr. O'Leary doesn't seem to understand some of the fundamental distinctions between airplanes and hotel rooms...

Comment: Re:Fault McCandless, not GE (Score 2) 123 123

I think we should make a distinction between GE, the company hosting the site, and Stephen McCandless, the rather famous data visualization specialist who created the figures.

Yes, the latter was hired to produce the misleading figures, and the former selected, hired and paid for that work. Why exactly does this exonerate GE of responsibility for the images it commissioned and hosts on its site?

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