Undaunted heroism in wake of horrific boat-wreck on Hudson that left 4 dead

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Anonymous said...

this wasnt an accident at all. there are no heros only the lucky

Anonymous said...

Heroes do extaordinary things in the most trying times. Joe Zehnick is my hero - good luck - stay strong

Anonymous said...

Joe Zehnick went for help to save his friends. He didn't just get up and phone the police, He had to crawl over railroad tracks and through thick underbrush, scale a cliff and then make it across an estate lawn with life threatening injuries before he found a phone. Thank God there was a phone to be found or else there may have been six lost souls instead nof four. Yes,Joe Zehnick is a Hero!!!

Station Six Underground said...

Not knowing the exact cause of the crash or who may or may not be at fault, there is a certain cloud of suspicion hanging over the survivors no doubt. Regardless though, I do see what this man did as an amazing feat of survival and a testament to how much he cared for his friends.

Anonymous said...

Joe may, and I stress may have been the driver of the boat, and may have been intoxicated. If all of those mays turn out to be true is he still a hero? However is he wasn't driving then he is a hero. I will wait and see what the toxicolligy reprt finds.

Station Six Underground said...

I would say yes, he still is. That of course would not absolve him of responsibility either though. Therein lay the real tragedy of drinking accidents. Often times good people who made a terrible mistake.

Anonymous said...

For real? PoJo expends both time and money to pursue linking to the boat crash instead using that money to hire decent investigative reporters to cover stories and keep government honest. SMH

Station Six Underground said...

You got it. After getting the threatening letter, we replied saying pretty much what was posted above there. That it is not illegal to quote a snipped from a news source, so long it was properly attributed. Also, that it is not illegal to embed a video from a news page where they freely offer an embedding code as a "share" option.

Nevertheless, PoJo's agent replied that no more requests would be made and that legal action would be taken if the content was not removed.

In short, they would have lost in court, but I don't have the money to defend the freedom of speech. If there are any lawyers out there who would like to defend us pro bono in such matters, then perhaps together we can make a stand against corporate tyranny.

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