Reuters has a short video report from a few weeks back about Japanese company claiming to be working on a car that “runs on water.” Check it: “Water-fuel car unveiled in Japan“.
Now, here’s the beef, this quote from reporter(?) Michelle Carlile-Alkhouri: “…Genepax may well have the solution they’ve been looking for.” No. Genepax does not have the solution they’ve been looking for. Simple as that. You’d think there might be a retraction from Reuters by now, and yes, a few days ago they ran a kind of follow-up: “Professor doubts water car claims”
The problem with the title of the follow-up report is that the professor doesn’t just doubt the claims, he thinks it’s impossible for the Japanese company’s claims to be true. Now if Reuters had put these two stories together and maybe paid an editor to be a little more careful with the final product, then the news service wouldn’t have anything to be embarrassed about.
As an alternative, Reuters could do a story on my Japanese water car. I won’t let them see what’s inside the magic engine box – they’ll just have to trust me.
See you in the funny pages (or the MSM)!