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Old 26th Jan 2022, 14:13
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Sky news journalist’s are thick !!

Just reading a report on Sky, about the Ukrainian response to Russia’s build up on it’s border and a Journo has published this in his article, guess he doesn’t know what a gas turbine is…..



Thick Sky news reporter….
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Old 26th Jan 2022, 14:15
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What, compared to their viewers ?
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Does Nordstream 2 go directly into the back of the tanks?
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Old 26th Jan 2022, 14:48
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Sky news journalist's are thick !!

A reference to his/her glasses, perhaps ?
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Old 26th Jan 2022, 14:55
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Whenever journalists are reporting on a subject area where you have some degree of specialist knowledge you pretty soon realise that you can't rely on the details of what they are reporting when its something that you aren't particularly knowledgeable about. Aircraft habitually parking on "runways" comes to mind!
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What these?

Looks like a mean bit of kit
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Old 26th Jan 2022, 15:33
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What, compared to their viewers ?
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Old 26th Jan 2022, 15:35
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Although some of them may just know how to use an apostrophe!

DaveReid - you are being too subtle!

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The media can be pretty bad for research, I recall CNN referring to investigators looking at something called the "glidescope" after an aircraft accident, is this the apparatus you put your rear end after a plane crash ? just asking for a friend.
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Old 26th Jan 2022, 15:59
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Just reading a report on Sky, about the Ukrainian response to Russia’s build up on it’s border and a Journo has published this in his article, guess he doesn’t know what a gas turbine is
Your post got me curious, so I did a little digging around on the various models of T-80 that were produced.
As far as I can tell, the BV version has a gas turbine powerplant (per the original design). Ukraine produced, for many years, a T-80UD model with a diesel powerplant.
(Better fuel consumption being a desirable feature for some customers). FWIW, wikipedia
As of March 27, 2020 over 88 updated T-80BVs have up been delivered to the Ukrainian military since January 2019 at a rate of circa 6 tanks per month. Over 130 T-80UD tanks are also being updated to the T-84U standard. The updated T80 tanks are passed along to Air Assault and Marine units.
It might have been noteworthy to the reporter to hear a turbine engine sound (which is different from a diesel engine sound) if he had been expecting the latter.
He may have previously only see the T-80UD variant in Ukraine. (I am guessing here).
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Old 26th Jan 2022, 16:01
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ATN is right. There are very few things that I know much about, having worked as a "generalist" most of my time, but when the journos venture in to my areas of knowledge, their lack of it becomes clear.
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Old 26th Jan 2022, 16:38
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when the journos venture in to my areas of knowledge, their lack of it becomes clear.
Which makes me wonder why I believe them when I’m not familiar with what they report on.

I’ve heard/read some howlers/really stupid comments over the years, but you can’t expect them to be experts on everything.

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The US designed M1 Abrams tank powered by a turbine engine has been in service since 1980 so aren't Sky News aware of this?
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At least the journalist knows how to use apostrophes.
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Old 26th Jan 2022, 18:46
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Originally Posted by J.A.F.O. View Post
At least the journalist knows how to use apostrophes.
As in sprinkling them around and hoping one lands in the right place, you mean ?

Or possibly land's in the right place.
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The great unwashed is fairly ignorant and are probably unaware that jet engines and gas turbines are the same sort of thing so would need to be told.
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Old 26th Jan 2022, 19:01
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Thick? Perish the thought. They would need at least 1 uni degree to even be considered fir the job.
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Originally Posted by chevvron View Post
The US designed M1 Abrams tank powered by a turbine engine has been in service since 1980 so aren't Sky News aware of this?
The T-80 was fielded before the Abrams was. (And I suspect that is true due to shorter systems acquisition timelines in Russia versus the US). Both services/nations had the same bright idea at roughly the same time.
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Sort of defending journalists …

A few years ago a journalist friend wrote, in one day, about on an alleged murder, an interview with a British diplomat, an article on the Australian Koel, an opinion piece on Munch’s ‘The Scream’. His by-line was only on the opinion piece.

My recollection is he found that day rather challenging (like ‘digging ditches’ is how he described it).

Another time he interviewed the Roulettes R7 and wondered to me if he spoke English!

Aviation is not the first language of many people.

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Originally Posted by Whispering Giant View Post
Just reading a report on Sky, about the Ukrainian response to Russia’s build up on it’s border and a Journo has published this in his article, guess he doesn’t know what a gas turbine is…..



Thick Sky news reporter….
Get a life for crying out loud.
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