More ineptness from decent journalists, trained and skilled

Following on from the post about the misleading article about 3D Printer guns we have this little story about a plane that doesn’t exist.

An urgent liver donation, flown in a jet from Sydney to Auckland this morning, was delayed in reaching a critically ill patient.

Thick fog in Auckland forced the Beechcraft Citation carrying the donated liver to divert to Tauranga Airport where a road ambulance was preparing to drive the organ to Auckland about 9.45am.

As proof here is a screen cap of the article…complete with a file photo of some fog and some planes that aren’t a Beechcraft Citation.

fog

Of course the Herald couldn’t possibly have a photo of a Beechcraft Citation because such a plane doesn’t exist. Sure Beechcraft exists and sure there is a model of plance known as a Citation but they don’t exist together in the same sentence.

You see, it is Cessna that makes the Citation.

The Cessna Citation is a marketing name used by United States aircraft manufacturer Cessna for its line of business jets. Rather than one particular model of aircraft, the name applies to several “families” of turbofan-powered aircraft that have been produced over the years.

Beechcraft makes a similar plane but it is called the BeechJet 400.

It seems the “decent journalists, trained and skilled” are still having terrible trouble on simple things…like facts.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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