Rubbish reporting

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by CQMS, Aug 29, 2008.

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  1. I know it's an old chestnut but, why can't even the quality dailys get basic facts right. The C in C130 does stand for something.

    clicky
     
  2. Cargo perhaps?
     
  3. I thought it was pretty common knowledge that it was lost to a mine strike on the ground. the torygraph seems to insinuate that it was something more sinister. Sh*te reporting.
     
  4. I was more annoyed by its description as a Bomber.
     
  5. Well, obviously that too... :oops:
     
  6. I always thought it stood for "comfortable" ;)

    Edited to add that the "130" was the amount of seconds it took to realise it wasn't.
     
  7. I wish the Torygraph-online had a better comments section - that way such errors could be swiftly pointed out to the editor(s). I was under the impression that a MOAB could be lobbed out of the back, (even if we possessed it) but this is no excuse. As a civi working in Def Aerospace I'd expect much higher paid people than me to atleast check their facts - after all haven't they heard of wikipedia? :p