Let the witch trials begin!

From: Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com>
Date: Fri Feb 21 00:05:01 2003

On Thu, 20 Feb 2003, Mail List wrote:

> Hi,
> I remember in the days after the space shuttle accident, I saw
> on CNN, that they were displaying how many times faster than
> the speed of light that the space shuttle was going. Yes, they
> actually said speed of light. And I was surprised at how long
> they let it run like that before it was removed, hours at least.
> Just shows you can't believe everything you read, see on TV, etc.
> I was also surprised I never heard anyone else mentioning it.

Unfortunately, you see increasing numbers of errors/misstatements
like that these days. Proofreading is becoming a lost art. It is
only successfully done by humans and they tend to be rather
expensive. As a consequence, newspapers and other printed media
are full of misused words - albeit correctly spelled - and not so
good grammar. I think that is what you witnessed, also.

                                                - don

> Best Regards
> At 02:25 PM 2/20/03 -0500, you wrote:
> > >It never made it to CNN or MSNBC.
> >
> >MSNBC's web site also altered a story the other day regarding Osama bin
> >Ladin and Iraq. The first release made mention that bin Ladin was calling
> >his people to kill Hussein. Then, when the US held a press briefing on
> >the same topic, and tried to make it sound as if bin Ladin was in cahoots
> >with Hussein, MSNBC suddenly altered their story, removing the reference.
> >
> >No explination to the change. Could have been an error, could have been
> >an oversite, could have been a request by someone... could have been
> >anything. Point is, the story took a change to reflect the US governments
> >desired position on the topic, and they just pretened it had always been
> >that way.
> >
> >Humm... does Winston Smith work for MSNBC?
> >
> >-chris
> ><http://www.mythtech.net>
Received on Fri Feb 21 2003 - 00:05:01 GMT

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