Re: Media biasness reporting crashes?

From:         ckd@loiosh.kei.com (Christopher Davis)
Organization: Darth Vader School of Personnel Management
Date:         10 Feb 96 12:30:53 
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ACP> == Adrian C Phillips <acphilli@uoguelph.ca>

 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.
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