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They’re Putting A Tarmac Path Up Mount Snowdon – Daily Mail Senses Fury

by | 7th, July 2010

THEY’RE only putting a tarmac path up Mount Snowdon, The Daily Mail picks up on the fury . What next a lift up Mount Everet?! A Tunnel under the Channel??!!

MaGuffin, of Tabloid Watch , takes a closer look at the scare story:

IT’S political correctness gone mad:

This Mail headline and article is similar to yesterday’s swimming pool story . A few mildly critical comments from a few users of a facility is turned into general ‘fury’ (such an overused word) and the changes being made are on a much smaller scale than is implied.

Jaya Narain’s article begins :

Located in the middle of a beautiful national park, Mount Snowdon is one of the most awesome natural wonders of Great Britain.

The wild slopes, steep ridges and treacherous screes of the second highest mountain in the UK attract experienced mountaineers from across the world who want to pit their climbing skills against its rugged routes.

But now the 3,560ft mountain just got a whole lot tamer after a tarmac pathway was laid on one of the ancient routes.

A tarmac pathway ‘.” But in the next sentence:

The work to level and partly tarmac a mile-and-a-half of the Miners’ Track has been carried out to encourage more people onto the mountain.

Ah, now it’s only “partly tarmac “.

Perhaps we better skip

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