Another NASA recovery story

Ian King IanK at
Fri Nov 14 18:08:18 CST 2008

There's a difference?  You haven't been paying attention: a number of "credible mainstream news organizations" have been caught with their pants down.  And to be fair, this doesn't descend to that level.  It's just "light spin" to create some dramatic tension....  -- Ian

> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: RE: Another NASA recovery story
> >>> Why exactly does the story state that "there is only one person on
> > Earth who has the expertise ..."?
> It's plausible that the NASA gear had something custom about it.
> >>> I'm sure they believe writing the story line this way will sell
> more
> advertising
> What a stupid thing to say.  We're talking about a credible mainstream
> news
> organization, not a supermarket tabloid.

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