November, 2017

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Rush To Press

Remember the good ole days when reporters submitted articles to editors? In this age of tweeting and texting the editor can’t keep up. I love this article on USA Today about the recent North Korean missile launch. The writer did a wonderful job converting kilometers to miles, but failed to understand that a comma in North Korea equals a decimal point in the United States. Wow, 2,780 miles is about 2,480 miles beyond the earth’s atmosphere. If that were true I believe North Korea missiles could reach the moon, forget about Washington D.C. I believe 2.78 miles is more likely.

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Come on people. No wonder our politicians manage to stay in power and keep the voters fooled. The press is so concerned with persuading the voter they forget about facts.