Monday, December 08, 2003

Incompetence or Malevolence

Best of the Web posted an unusual piece of reporting from Reuters today:
"In 1962 President John F. Kennedy issued a stirring call for the nation to land a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Apollo 17 astronauts landed there in December 1972."

As Taranto points out, seems to be just another case of the news agency taking a swipe at the US for this case, that we didn't make it by the end of the decade. But that isn't even close to right, is it. As Taranto reminds us (in case we needed reminding), the US obviously made it to the moon in 1969, with Apollo 11. Not exactly cryptic history. Kind of an amazing omission by Reuters, isn't it? So, I just have to ask (as I did with respect to Senior Carter) that just incompetence and bad reporting (or just meeting a hurried deadline) or was there some malevolent intent to change our memory of the truth? Anything is possible, but I am going to assume that they know what they are reporting....


Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home