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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MyUsernameHere, Sep 25, 2008.
The Chinese government sure would.
Oh man, that's priceless.
Exactly how old were those gymnasts??? :scowl:
The gymnasts were 16...that was reaffirmed in the published communications between the Chinese astronauts and mission control. Here's the excerpt from the official transcript:
So as you can see there is no doubt.
I find this to be completely reasonable...
You guys do realize that it's not at all uncommon anywhere to have news stories prepared in advance, right?
News outlets do this in order to be able to "break" stories first. IE - if you have something pre-prepared so if it all goes according to plan, you just "click" the button and the stories released. It makes you look great.
It was just someone too fast on the trigger is all, no conspiracies. Not that I wouldn't put it past the Chinese gov't, but this really isn't news at all.
Right, but canned stories are generic - this one was a fabrication.
+1. They actually made up quotes and details.
I agree with you, but this is more than just a canned story, they made up dialogue between astronauts etc. This is like releasing a canned story of some famous persons death a day early and including their last words.
Nah, they've just managed to bend time, that's all...
It's a side effect of that new atom smasher! We're all gonna die!
Not with detailed dialog!
Please try to keep up.
right, because at no point in a space launch will the words "one minute to go", "air pressure is normal" be uttered. It's just a story that had been prepared ahead of time, and presumably accidentally published a couple days early.
Articles being published early isn't thta uncommon, probably a rookie in the department messing things up by accident.
And the Chinese media is so well-trusted to be 100% completely honest and forthright? Eek
This whole story was pre-fabbed to be released as "new" news. The same as we do here albiet with a little less BS, but there have been a few nice slip-ups here as well.
It's silly and perfectly illustrates how the Chinese media may work, but certainly not a govt conspiracy to fake the launch and project.
keeping up on this side...keeping up
Right. That's why this is all a "given".
It's about a communist govt. intention of reporting a glowing account of their technological achievment...regardless of how it actually turned out. That's what makes this laughable.
Dewey was the "projected" winner as they went to press. It just didn't end that way.
The chinese media also projected the launch to be a success.
It just did happen to end that way, as well.