March 22, 2004

THE PRESS GETS IT WRONG AGAIN — from Slashdot:

When the President and NASA announced the agency’s new space initiative, including sending humans back to the Moon and on to Mars, many news reports claimed that the plan could cost as much as $1 trillion. According to this Space Review article, that trillion-dollar price tag is a myth: it was based on erroneous data and analysis, in large part by a single Associated Press reporter, and propagated by many other reporters too busy — or too lazy — to check on the facts. Could this kill the plan before it has a chance to start?

Read the whole thing. Note that blogosphere fave, AP reporter Scott Lindlaw, makes an appearance.

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