DAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3 Posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3332 times:
This article will be a real laugher to all here at the net; the New York Times has a splendid photo of a CRJ taking off. Only problem is, they call it a DC-9. Aren't these the guys reporting "all the news that's fit to print"? I thought they were somewhat better than this.
LV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2020 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3301 times:
To be fair to this guys they are not aviation experts, just reporters. From a distance they look the same to an untrained eye and to be honest I have mixed them from from a distance before. Give these guys credit that they got that close, its better than a lot of other media outlets do
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3259 times:
It's a wire service file photo from the Associated Press that they used to illustrate the article (that's what "Jim Mone/Associated Press" in the bottom right corner means). So it was either the AP who mislabeled the photo, or the Times just disregarded the label on it.
AR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1750 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3205 times:
I like the ''like the one above part''.LOL.
Overhere when the President's 757 had an emergency landing due to left engine fire right after take off a couple of monthsago, in the Clarin, our most important newspaper, posted a picture of a 737-700 right next to ''the Presidents plane, a 757''.
AsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3186 times:
I don't know how they can screw it up so often. It's apples and oranges. You never see a picture of a Dodge Intrepid with this caption: "The back seat of a Ford Crown Victoria can comfortably thrill three pairs of horny teenagers."
DAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2938 times:
Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 12): I really don't think it's too much to ask for a newspaper (especially the largest paper in the nation's largest city) to have a reporter who knows something about the airline industry.
Are they not supposed to check on this stuff before it goes to press??
320tech From Turks and Caicos Islands, joined May 2004, 491 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2709 times:
Every time the newspaper deals with something that I actually know about, they get it wrong. But what's really bad is that I still read the paper every day and generally believe what I read.
It's true that the newspapers have little time to prepare their articles, but with the internet, there's really no excuse for making the basic mistakes they often do.
While I'm at it, one of my pet peeves with newspapers is spelling, grammatical, and especially usage errors. I try to be the best AME I can, and obviously try not to make mistakes. Reporters are wordsmiths. They shouldn't make as many mistakes as they do.
The primary function of the design engineer is to make things difficult for the manufacturer and impossible for the AME.
Sanjet From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2405 times:
You have to remember this happens on a daily basis. Specially nowadays where reporters have less time to investigate and confirm thanks to the internet and live broadcast.
Public now want news from the last hour, not yesterdays'. Mix ups like this will only increase in the future so learn to read and watch the media with "moderation". I'm sure if they show us a picture of HMS Olympic and tell us it was the Titanic, most of us will not notice the error since we're not boat enthusiasts. (Olympic was a sister ship of Titanic.... and looked similar).
N844AA From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 month 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2357 times:
Some of you guys seem to be getting pretty worked up about what is a fairly minor mistake. I just took a look at that article, and I don't see a photo or the caption the original poster is referring to, so I don't know where the copy editing chain might have broken down. But, you know, this really isn't that big of a deal. It's not a reason to call into question the credibility and accuracy of an entire news gathering and reporting institution. Should it have happened? Of course not. But nor is this part of some mysterious newsman cabal designed to keep people confused about the difference between an RJ and a DC-9. I can imagine this being a situation of a caption quite accurately referring to NW's plans to retire DC-9s that was then, regrettably or defensibly, coupled with a generic-NW-aircraft type photo. But as I haven't seen the photo or caption, I reserve judgment on that matter.
If it really bothers you, contact the corrections desk, and I'll bet you see a correction tomorrow or the day after. No respectable newspaper wants to print false or incorrect information but the New York Times, in particular, hates being wrong. I think they take a masochistic pleasure in correcting their mistakes.
New airplanes, new employees, low fares, all touchy-feely ... all of them are losers. -Gordon Bethune
TwinOtter From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2276 times:
N844AA is right -- from today's edition of the Times:
Corrections: For the Record
Published: March 30, 2005
A picture caption in Business Day yesterday with an article about a reduction in seats available on domestic airline flights misidentified a jet flown by Northwest Airlines, which is retiring 24 of its DC-9 aircraft. It was a CRJ-200, not a DC-9. (Go to Article)
Mikefad From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2230 times:
How can one fault the "Times" for a minor mistake. We all know they are very busy tending to more important issues. Like promoting a political message and slamming the President of the United States of America.
The Times also works with a limited amount of resources(yeah,right) that are to be spread thinly on checking all the details of the stories they print. They just can't start MAKING UP STORIES NOW ,CAN THEY?