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Reality TV saves teenager’s life

Some good news to start 2011: Discovery’s Man vs. Wild and Survivorman were credited with saving a 14-year-old’s life. He spent nine hours in -17 degree temperatures and stayed warm by constructing a snow cave, and says he used strategies he learned from Bear Grylls and Les Stroud. The teenager “stranded on an Oregon mountain …

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Sea Shepherd, whalers’ claims “impossible to verify,” AP says, ignoring Whale Wars

Is it possible that the Associated Press has no knowledge of Animal Planet’s outstanding reality series Whale Wars, which documents the Southern Ocean battles between Sea Shepherd conservationists and Japanese whalers? It certainly seems like that, because in a story about Sea Shepherd finding the whaling fleet–before they were able to start whaling–the AP’s Kristen …

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