Sunday, March 05, 2017

Kansas City Star Clip Art Journalism Confuses Commercial Airliner With Small Plane

The story of a temporarily missing pilot played out over the weekend . . . But more interesting than the missed signal was our blog community taking note of the local newspaper aiming low.

Special thanks to aviation experts from our blog community . . . Checkit:

"Star features an article about a private pilot who cracked up his plane trying to land on a rural road. I don't know which is more embarrassing, the fact that the Star ran clip-art of a 4-engine commercial jet above a caption that said "small plane" or that in the time it took to find "airplane clip art" they could have found a picture of the type of plane, mentioned in the article, online."

"The Star must really like this old 707 graphic . . . Granted, Twitter just picks up the image from the news story, thus the added import to doing just a spec of work."

You decide . . .


Anonymous said...

And that's why I don't read the Star, in a nutshell. Lazy, shoddy canary cage liner.

Anonymous said...

They've done away with so many intellectual editors.

Go to The Glass Door to see what former employees think.

Since the Editorial Board is so polarizing- and they've hired more instead of reporters- You just feel the leadership is lacking and they've written their demise. Instead of attracting- they seem to be repelling readers.

Old people that the young readers can't and won't identify with - and polarizing ideas.

Anonymous said...

KC Star = Small Fish, Small Pond

Anonymous said...

It's not just the Star. Seldom do those of us in the aviation community see an accurate story from just about any regular media outlets. It's amazing just how wrong they can get it sometimes.