[FPSPACE] It's a good thing history can be so flexible.

Brett Harrison routier at iinet.net.au
Tue Oct 9 04:59:14 EDT 2007


Sadly, the Australian ABC is not the icon of BBC-like excellence it once 
was.
And their online news is the rear end of the beast, prone to silly 
errors & selective reporting by wet-behind-the-ears "journalists".


Susan Kaltenbach wrote:
> Time is condensed by ABC Australia online news, but I'm afraid it's not very
> entertaining:
> (http://abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/10/04/2050629.htm?section=world) 
> 
> "When Sputnik was lifted into space on October 4, 1957, it was humankind's
> first step into the final frontier.  It was trumpeted by then Soviet leader
> Nikita Khrushchev as a conquest that made the capitalist world look at the
> Soviet Union in a different way.
> 
> "He was right. Shortly after, his American counterpart, John F Kennedy,
> upped the ante. "I believe that this nation should commit itself to
> achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon
> and returning him safely to Earth," Mr Kennedy said."
> 
> I don't think we can put this one down to mis-translation. 
> 
> Susan K.
> 
> 
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