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Boom in London - Boob in Grauniad

Old 1st Dec 2019, 06:57
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Boom in London - Boob in Grauniad

CY Typhoons in news on BBC etc for dropping a loud sonic boom over London about 4am after scramble. Following is Grauniad picture and caption......

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...c-fighter-jets




RAF Typhoons scrambled from Coningsby caused sonic booms heard across London. Photograph: Royal Air Force/AP
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Old 1st Dec 2019, 07:32
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What hell those "guardians" put the picture of a Russian fighter in their article? Was it this bird that flew near London and Hertfordshire not responding to ATC comms? Panic spreading journos.....
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Old 1st Dec 2019, 07:54
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What do you expect at 06:45 on a Sunday? Intern messed up and pulled a mislabelled photo from the database. Should be rectified once a grownup wakes up.
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The photo has now been updated...
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And updated again...
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Good grief, the standard of journalism is so very poor these days...
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Well, it begins with T anyway...
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Saturday night - no Sunday paper to produce - all the real journo's at home or in the pub.

Desk left in hands of unpaid 22 year old with a degree in Media Studies working as an intern.............................
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Old 1st Dec 2019, 08:51
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What do you expect at 06:45 on a Sunday? Intern messed up and pulled a mislabelled photo from the database. Should be rectified once a grownup wakes up.
There are no grown-ups in journalism any more, at any time or day of the week. Sub-editors who used to check spelling, grammar etc and sub it down to the right column inches have gone. All journalists now seem to have Masters degrees in Journalism but cannot spell, use grammar or do anything other than cut and paste others' articles or press releases. They can, however, tag it with the right info to get clicks.
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Old 1st Dec 2019, 09:06
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cut and paste others' articles or press releases
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Sonic booms, eh? Wonder if that's what woke me up at 4am. Or was it just a nudge from the bladder...
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Old 1st Dec 2019, 10:35
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Well you wouldn't expect the Russkies to answer ATC. It was the Russkies?? Isn't that a photo from the Typhoon cockpit?
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Old 1st Dec 2019, 11:43
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In the voice of Bluebottle . . . . " 'Thinks', . . . . I wonder, what was that little Airborne Bogey ?"

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Old 1st Dec 2019, 13:03
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Interns or not, I would expect any media library to have a relevant photo when searched. Even Google will come up with plenty of accurate photos when searching 'RAF Typhoon' or even 'raf jet'. It takes something really special to find an image of a Russian Flanker.
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Old 1st Dec 2019, 13:14
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My mate's been up since around 4ish this morning when all that kicked off. It woke him up.

Poor bastard. I slept in until 7.
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Old 1st Dec 2019, 13:50
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The response was extremely quick. Do these pilots sit in the cockpit waiting for an alert?
(from Twitter info: ATC lost contact at 3.50. Coningsby scrambles Typhoons at 04.00 and the boom was at 04.19)
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Good grief, the standard of journalism is so very poor these days...
OMG its a military jet, for illustration purposes. The article was essentially accurate, nobody is bothered that they didn 't show, the exact aircraft type.
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Old 1st Dec 2019, 14:35
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They would have been on QRA duties. In their flying kit close to the aircraft which would have been connected to GPUs with all systems up and running. I don't think that the pilots would have had a choice of 3 different types of aircraft though!
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At least they didn't use this - although the Telegraph, Mail and Express would love it
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No wonder it was a loud sonic boom with that huge air brake sticking up like that...
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Old 1st Dec 2019, 15:39
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I did a TinEye search to find where that original image came from, and the only match was
https://www.businessinsider.com/nato...19-7?r=US&IR=T
Given the caption on that picture, it's an understandable mistake. (If you think the Russians do press releases when they are intercepted)
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