From: email@example.com (Christopher Davis) Organization: Darth Vader School of Personnel Management Date: 10 Feb 96 12:30:53 References: 1
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ACP> == Adrian C Phillips <firstname.lastname@example.org> ACP> When the media reports the crash of a foriegn built aircraft such as ACP> the recent crash in Zaire the report is "the crash of a Russian ACP> built Antonov aircraft" with special note of the country of ACP> manufacture. On the other hand, crashes of North American built ACP> aircraft state " the crash of a Boeing 757" with no mention of the ACP> country of manufacture. ACP> If this is really a trend, what are the possible reasons for it and can ACP> it really be justified??? The media rarely refers to the place of origin of Airbus aircraft, or Fokker, or BAe, either; it's hardly restricted to North American models (not to be confused with airliners made by North American, now Rockwell ;). It's most likely because they feel (whether they're right or wrong) that their listeners/viewers/readers are less likely to know where Antonov is based than they are to know where Boeing, McDonnell-Douglas, or any of the Western European manufacturers are based. -- Christopher Davis * <email@example.com> * <URL: http://www.kei.com/homepages/ckd/ > [ PGP & MIME gladly accepted / PGP keys on keyservers, WWW page, finger ] You know the Internet is too commercialized when... you go to "Internet World" and the Microsoft booth is 8 times the size of the Cisco booth.