UALbrat From United States of America, joined May 2006, 2 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2252 times:
Well, of course not. However, anyone watching the news last night on the local ABC affiliate, KGO-TV San Francisco, could have thought so. During a story on the impact United's next round of cuts may have on the Bay Area, they not only showed file footage of a vintage 727 in the old livery:
Anybody else see this? It was really one of the lamest reports I've seen on a major network station's newscast. In addition to dragging out the old footage -- why didn't they show a DC-8, they used to be quite common at SFO -- they also had some commentary from Ron Wilson, who was unidentified. Wilson was forced out of his job at SFO spokesman months ago!
Really quite something as the report also included some sound bites from the current SFO duty manager and the usual silly remarks from UAL passengers waiting in line at check-in. For heaven's sake, they were AT the airport, all you have to do at SFO to get great shots of dozens of current UAL airliners is just stick the damned camera out any window!
Doug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3163 posts, RR: 4 Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2242 times:
they do it becuase 95%+ of the veiwing audience neither know nor cares. last night they were talking about cuts here at Indy, and they showed a 75 in the old scheme. Now having comments from a person no longer with the company... thats just shoddy reporting.
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 40 Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2145 times:
The local NBC affiliate here in New Orleans ran a story about the airport a couple of weeks ago, and trotted out footage of a DL 737-200 landing here, a sight we haven't seen in quite a few years.
It's known as "File Footage", and Doug_Or is quite correct: 95% of the population either can't tell the difference or doesn't care. The only ones that do are the ones like us who live and breathe this stuff.
Tom in NO (at MSY)
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina