Wow! Read this! Interview with AA pilot stuck on runway in storm.

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  1. kansaskeith

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    Chalk one up for the PAX! ;)
     
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  3. Mike Reed

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    "Planes are built with the weather equipment facing north."

    LMFAO. That's a pretty damn impressive gimbal... when the plane turns, the radar still points north!
     
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    Pilots refer to the nose of the plane as North. In other words, the radar is mounted in the nose and can only see forward, not to the side.
     
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    Understood, but that's not how the article read. :)
     
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    Unfortunately, they are not teaching writing in journalism classes anymore. A lot of these articles appear written with a twitter/texting base.
     
  7. kansaskeith

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    USAF_Pride, as a retired journalist, editor and newspaper exec, I agree with your second sentence but feel you may need to take a few lumps yourself for the exaggeration and/or generalization in your first. I can assure you from current journalism/communication faculty members I know personally that they very much try to teach writing. Seems like a losing battle sometimes, I guess, but damn, they do try! Leaving behind just NEWS writing for a minute, allow me to post a picture I took in a Kroger/Dillons grocery store here in town yesterday. I shared it with my retired writer friends - and with the store's management - and offered how the writing might have much more accurate had the calligrapher inserted the word "Prevention" between "Child Abuse" and "Month." :)
     
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    kidabuse.jpg

    Hey kids, you gotta watch out this month!
     
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    How about "it appears they ..."?!? I'll give you that... I just get so frustrated with the hurry to get an article posted to the interwebs that accuracy of grammar and facts take a second seat. It seems like they have the attitude of "we are the first to post something and we can fix the facts/grammar later".

    Whatever happened to who, what, where, when, why, and how?
     
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    Ain't dat d truth! And all source material from Facebook
     
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    KansasKeith, I see your Child Abuse Month and raise you a Put It In The Bin!

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    What has become crystal clear with the advent of internet news is that the vast majority of journalists have only a passing acquaintance with grammar and spelling. It has long been clear that fact checking has no part in journalism. What the journalist does is hurry to the scene of the news, find someone who is standing around unoccupied, ask them what happened, and dump whatever they say into the paper. Of course, the person who is standing around unoccupied normally has no idea what is going on, the very busy policeman or fireman know, but that would mean waiting 30 minutes or so for them to finish dealing with the news event.
     
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    And then the TV news coverage keeps repeating the same thing over & over again. :(:mad:
     
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    And then the TV news coverage keeps repeating the same thing over & over again.
    We may refer to that as "multi-cover". As such it may be sold by your friendly local insurance agency.
     
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    OTOH, maybe we can refer to it as inundation and check to see if it might be covered under flood insurance policies.
     
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