NBC reports: Neil Young, first man to walk on the moon, dead.

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  1. Gunslinger

    Gunslinger Well-Known Member

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    The stupid at NBC must be contagious.

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/multimedia/sns-rt-blooper-errormt1thewrap53461-20120825,0,3958508.story


    Aug 25 (TheWrap.com) - NBC News was one of the first to learn of the death of astronaut Neil Armstrong on Saturday, but instead announced the death of astronaut Neil Young.

    "Astronaut Neil Young, first man to walk on moon, dies at age 82," read the NBC News headline shortly after 3 pm EST, which was tweeted out and picked up by thousands of others before it was changed.

    As a refresher, Neil Young is a 66-year-old rock star who is very much alive.

    Neil Armstrong, an American hero and the first man to walk on the moon, died on Saturday a few weeks after heart surgery.

    NBC updated its story and added an editor's note acknowledging the error in the initial headline.

    The pressure to get news out quickly has been leading to other high-profile errors of late, including CNN erroneously reporting on a Supreme Court ruling regarding President Obama's health care plan.Â*

    Neil Young is undoubtedly much relieved.
     
  2. Jack-A-Roe

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    a man needs a maid, bro
     
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    face palm Well-Known Member

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    How the fuck are they going to have a full Crosby, Stills, Nash reunion without Neil Armstrong?
     
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    They don't fact check when they report things anymore. :coffee:
     
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    fuck u
     
  7. Gunslinger

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    That fact checking is hogwash, amateur shit. A major "news" network like NBC can just roll with whatever sounds good. Anything with NBC in the title should be quadruple fact checked.

    How embarrassing.
     
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    neat
     
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    an old laughing lady?
     
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    Thats funny :jj:
     
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  12. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    these fuck ups happen all the time, read the crawls on some of the cable news channels, they read like they were written by a monkey
     
  13. cheezedbyfate

    cheezedbyfate Well-Known Member

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    so niel young outlives niel armstrong....that is news....
     
  14. jonpow

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    Harvest moon maybe
     
  15. Tmmy Sirianni

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    :facepalm:

    May as well confuse the issue further:

    [video=youtube;UiQLtMaJLvs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiQLtMaJLvs[/video]
     
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    Wasn't the big news about Lance Armstrong?
     
  17. cheezedbyfate

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    stretch armstrong...his arms go all the way out to here.....
     
  18. cheezedbyfate

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    or is that the green day dude?
     
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    what about vince niel???
     
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