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July 24, 2005

The Wall Street Journal's columnist, The Numbers Guy, credits yours truly in this installment for alerting him to the claim of Live Aid promoters that they would reach a worldwide audience of 5.5 billion viewers/listeners in their appeal for money, credit, food, and love for the extremely impoverished of Africa. I believe this link can be followed without a subscription to wsj.com.

My recent Daily Article on the G-8 festivities in Scotland is here. My article links to the Wall Street Journal article that used to contain the 5.5 billion-viewer number. But if you go to the article now (subscription required), you'll just find a reference to "lots and lots" of viewers! Shades of George Orwell's memory hole! Good thing I kept the clipping.

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