Re: go interceptors!

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Sun Jul 15 2001 - 20:43:46 MDT

Spike Jones wrote:
> Sometimes the news spin is subtle. Whenever a test fails, they
> are sure to splash the name of the company who built the thing
> all over the front page, along with the number of taxpayer
> dollars wasted. But when there is a success, such as today,
> no mention anywhere of what company did what. Its a fairly
> lengthy article, yet no mention of any company. The Payload
> Launch Vehicle was made by Lockheed Martin, the kill vehicle
> has parts made by Lockheed and Boeing and Raytheon. Even
> the Booooeing and Raaaytheon parts managed to work properly,
> yet no mention at all in the article. And this is the hometown
> paper.

This is to be expected. Objectivity in print journalism is dead, and has
been for quite a while. I deal with the same thing here with the local
rag, which is focused on gun control. Pro v Con stories easily run
greater than 10 to 1, and even the stories with good news are heavily
slanted, preferring quotes from anti-gun folks commenting on how bad the
good news is 'the children'...

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