Re: $%#% news media! (UA 737 engine failure in Portland, Or)

Date:         19 Aug 97 04:14:06 
From: (Rod Hibberd)
Organization: Suburbia Public Access Network
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Steven G. Thomson ( wrote:

: As for the media: I have usually found they frequently get it wrong with
: things I know about, which leads me to the obvious conclusion. They must be
: also getting it wrong with the things I don't know about!

This is not a comment on this incident, but..

As a one-time $%#% of the media I can tell you that the spokesperson
for the airline/airport/railroad/power plant, or whatever, quite
often gives out the misinformation. And you'd wonder sometimes if
the media spokesperson knows what a plane looks like.