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WingNut60
27th Oct 2018, 01:22
Hot on the heels of the Harry & Meghan go-around we find Fleet Streets finest and their global partners assaulting us with this BS.

Passenger almost sucked in to engine (https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/738856/Frontier-Airlines-carnage-man-sucked-engine-emergency-exit-slide-video)

One even speaks of CARNAGE (yes, in uppercase) as the passenger "cracked an emergency exit while taxiing".

Donald must have been a bit quiet that particular day.
I do hope that everyone realises that this does not apply only to aviation reporting. It is now fully indicative of the general standard of ALL newspaper, journal and TV news reporting.

Harley Quinn
27th Oct 2018, 09:35
I do hope that everyone realises that this does not apply only to aviation reporting. It is now fully indicative of the general standard of ALL newspaper, journal and TV news reporting.

It may even apply to thread titles

ETOPS
27th Oct 2018, 09:44
It is now fully indicative of the general standard of ALL newspaper, journal and TV news reporting.

Agreed - just look at the inability of the media to report the BepiColombo mission to Mercury. Which way does the ion drive point?

WingNut60
27th Oct 2018, 12:25
It may even apply to thread titles
Very drole

cavortingcheetah
27th Oct 2018, 12:36
Could it have anything to do with an hypothesis that most journalists go to state schools?

jimtherev
27th Oct 2018, 13:05
...I do hope that everyone realises that this does not apply only to aviation reporting. It is now fully indicative of the general standard of ALL newspaper, journal and TV news reporting.
So what's new? Have you ever read an accurate press report of an event with which you were closely involved?

Gertrude the Wombat
27th Oct 2018, 13:20
So what's new? Have you ever read an accurate press report of an event with which you were closely involved?
I have, and I have read grossly inaccurate ones as well, and I have come to the conclusion that it depends very much on the individual journo.

So guess which ones I gave stories to? - the ones who understood what was going on and quoted me word for world, or the ones who hadn't a ****ing clue what was going on and just made up quotes to suit their prejudices out of thin air?

Trouble is of course that the good ones progress their careers elsewhere, and the local rags are left with the latter type as their long term employees, so you have to keep on and on getting to know this month's new good ones.

pax britanica
27th Oct 2018, 13:27
I was on the top floor of the T4 car park that day and an AA A330 went around -probably 300 people on that-never got a mention-nor should it. The Harry Megan story was laughable and as GW says shows how most of the UK press is nowadays just the propagator of drivel. Whats next , man walks across zebra crossing a bit close to Megans car? . A woman called Megan falls over in street.

annakm
27th Oct 2018, 14:04
I was on the top floor of the T4 car park that day and an AA A330 went around -probably 300 people on that-never got a mention-nor should it. The Harry Megan story was laughable and as GW says shows how most of the UK press is nowadays just the propagator of drivel. Whats next , man walks across zebra crossing a bit close to Megans car? . A woman called Megan falls over in street.

From the BBC coverage of the flight go around:

’"Such aborted landings are not extraordinary events. At no point was there any risk to safety of the Duke and Duchess," our correspondent added.’

Phew! We can all take a collective sigh of relief then. Privileged couple survive an event that happens every day, all over the world.

Two's in
27th Oct 2018, 14:26
1. All news is available online
2. Hard copy newspapers are a dying medium
3. The internet is one massive advertisement venue (punctuated by porn)
4. Adverts generate revenue
5. Extreme "news" draws viewers
6. Viewers click ads
7. Clicks make money
8. Go to 1.

Krystal n chips
27th Oct 2018, 17:58
Hot on the heels of the Harry & Meghan go-around we find Fleet Streets finest and their global partners assaulting us with this BS.

Passenger almost sucked in to engine (https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/738856/Frontier-Airlines-carnage-man-sucked-engine-emergency-exit-slide-video)

One even speaks of CARNAGE (yes, in uppercase) as the passenger "cracked an emergency exit while taxiing".

Donald must have been a bit quiet that particular day.
I do hope that everyone realises that this does not apply only to aviation reporting. It is now fully indicative of the general standard of ALL newspaper, journal and TV news reporting.

The title of the link is on a par with one in an abysmal local rag a few years ago...."man almost drowns in canal ! " the, erm, more factual version was he tripped and fell into a shallow basin about 6ins deep and surprisingly climbed out unscathed but a bit wet ...there again, the same rag also reported on a visit to Lock Ness (Loch spelt as you can see ) and a 200 yd traffic queue in the High Street one day. The same rag used to faithfully report the prattle of a local non entity Tory councillor with devout reverence.. his most notable uttering being about his view of the reinstatement of a former railway for a mere £250m including electrification ! ......we met, once, when I arrived a local polling station and he offered a "good harfternoon "...having seen the smug gits fizzog many times, I knew who he was so replied, "alright sunshine, you the caretaker then... or what ? "

The ego was "not happy "

Gertrude the Wombat
27th Oct 2018, 19:56
The ego was "not happy "
Yeah well, you fork out lots of dosh and do the work to get hundreds of thousands of copies of your photo onto doormats over the years and maybe you hope it actually achieves something. :(

Actually it does, a bit. I was at a (non-political) event a couple of weeks ago and more than one person came up to me "you're so-and-so, aren't you, used to be a councillor, seen your photo".

cavortingcheetah
27th Oct 2018, 22:16
US post offices used to occasion the same sort of reaction.

Carbon Bootprint
28th Oct 2018, 01:04
Very drole
I think you mean droll, but never mind, you're on a a role.

Loose rivets
28th Oct 2018, 01:30
2. Hard copy newspapers are a dying medium


And should have died decades ago.

New pilot, and I creaked and groaned out of LGW with my C47 carrying n tonnes of newspapers. Bloody nora, Düsseldorf and Hanover and on to Leggo land for 29 thousand passengers back to Birmingham. Yes, 29 thousand of the poor little fluffy chicks. Hard long, long nights. But the waste on flying paper.

Even back then they could have been printed at destination on thin paper. But no, for year upon year we've got the wood from the other side of the universe and made it into flat sheets, printed Bo-lox on it, and flown it at vast cost to some place the folk could have got the gist on their radios.

Years later, redundant again, and find myself in a Herald occasionally drawing the night straw. CDG with tonns of papers. Tonnes and tonnes and tonnes. And that's just me. I was in a queue with lots of other almost unemployed pilots.

Then some bloke invents a vastly superior method of getting word to the populace. An advanced printing machine. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh.

Now everyone wants everything yesterday, so we make HUGE planes to carry bits of smaller planes to where they put a rivet in before flying it to somewhere else to be mated with its wings. When finally we get a complete aircraft, we fly stuff to people that will die if they don't get their stuff before breakfast.

It's all the fault of British Rail.

Years ago, if you wanted to have something disappear for six weeks, you sent it by rail. So, someone things, I know, . . .

I'm bored now.

WingNut60
28th Oct 2018, 03:15
I think you mean droll, but never mind, you're on a a role.

"Drole" is an acceptable alternate spelling. Check it, I did before posting.

sitigeltfel
28th Oct 2018, 06:39
"Drole" is an acceptable alternate spelling. Check it, I did before posting.

Normally only used when writing in French, "drôle".

Pedantyc, moi !

LordGrumpy
28th Oct 2018, 08:56
Lady G and I had a recent holiday; in a place so remote that access was by water.
No television or broadcast radio.
If only the media examined themselves and instead of Auto save: Automatically discarded those who "don't make the cut" : wasting our time; as we search for useful reading.

WingNut60
28th Oct 2018, 10:52
Normally only used when writing in French, "drôle".

Pedantyc, moi !Collins English Dictionary

drole in British(drəʊl)adjective1. another word for droll (https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/droll)
Note! No circumflex - which would indeed be the French version.
Drole is an acepted alternative spelling for droll - in English

WingNut60
28th Oct 2018, 10:54
Lady G and I had a recent holiday; in a place so remote that access was by water.
No television or broadcast radio.
If only the media examined themselves and instead of Auto save: Automatically discarded those who "don't make the cut" : wasting our time; as we search for useful reading.

Greenwich is not really all that remote.

Tankertrashnav
28th Oct 2018, 11:18
I have somewhere knocking around a small selection of British WW2 newspapers, printed at a time when there was a paper shortage. There was no shortage of real "news" at the time but on average they only ran to eight pages (ie two sheets of paper). This even included adverts for items such as "liver pills" and Sanatogen (for the over 40s) but there was a noticeable lack of "celeb" stories" and very little sport, of course. What a contrast to nowadays when I still buy The Times through force of habit, but I would be very surprised if I actually read 10% of it. Years ago I cancelled the Sunday Times when I realised that the "immediately chuck in the recycling" pile was twice the size (and weight) of the "flick through later" pile.

Pontius Navigator
28th Oct 2018, 13:51
1. All news is available online
2. Hard copy newspapers are a dying medium
3. The internet is one massive advertisement venue (punctuated by porn)
4. Adverts generate revenue
5. Extreme "news" draws viewers
6. Viewers click ads
7. Clicks make money
8. Go to 1.

The internet is one massive advertisement venue (punctuated by advert porn which advertises adverts that advertise porn)