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3l3th3ia
2008-Oct-15, 06:13 PM
Does anyone else share my dismay?! CNN.com is propagating this popsci.com editorial error across the globe -> Having a ball with helper 'bots on Mars (http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/space/10/13/eod.mars.balls/index.html)

djellison
2008-Oct-15, 08:22 PM
I see the news media getting things like that wrong - things I know about - and all I think is "I know they got that wrong. What have they got wrong that I don't know about!"

KaiYeves
2008-Oct-16, 12:43 AM
I see the news media getting things like that wrong - things I know about - and all I think is "I know they got that wrong. What have they got wrong that I don't know about!"
Going to Space Camp made it even worse. Now I can tell when people show a picture of a Saturn I and call it a Saturn V.

NEOWatcher
2008-Oct-21, 04:58 PM
Does anyone else share my dismay?! CNN.com is propagating this popsci.com editorial error across the globe -> Having a ball with helper 'bots on Mars (http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/space/10/13/eod.mars.balls/index.html)

Although I hate "blind reporting" of the sort that CNN does, I don't think that the filtering or fact checking in this case is thier fault.
Since they are affiliates, they probably would have forwarded the fact checking to PopSci people anyway. In other words, the editor is trusting his/her science advice.

Too bad too. Because PopSci has gone too Pop and much les Sci over the years.

Too bad your article reply (http://www.popsci.com/military-aviation-amp-space/article/2008-09/inflatable-surveillance-balls-mars?page=1) ended up on the second page. I would have worded it much stronger since they should know much better.

BetaDust
2008-Oct-21, 05:26 PM
going to space camp made it even worse. Now i can tell when people show a picture of a saturn i and call it a saturn v.

lol :)