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Eagles fans plane with "We Got Demarco" banner crashes, pilot dies

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Doom and gloom, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. Doom and gloom

    Doom and gloom Active Member

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I knew Murray's contract was going to be an anchor.
  3. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    In the comments, a couple people posted that the plane that crashed and pilot that was killed had nothing to do with the Eagles or that banner. They say the plane that the fans chartered was prevented from taking off because of the other plane that went down.

    Going to look around and see which story is true.

    EDIT: L.A. Times story says the guy was hooking a Bud Light banner when he crashed, which I would assume isn't the banner the Eagles fans were going to use.

    Pilot killed in crash of banner-towing plane at Compton airport - LA Times
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2015
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Lots of conflicting reports coming out. I saw Fox Sports run with one moments ago saying it was the plane with the Eagles banner.
  5. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    New info coming out on Doom and gloom's link. Looks like it wasn't the guy who was going to fly the Eagles banner.
  6. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    This whole fiasco is example no. 75,949 that journalists need to do, you know, some basic journalism before reporting what they see in some civilian's social media postings. Good grief, no wonder owners think they don't to staff newsrooms.
  7. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    You're not putting the toothpaste back in the tube on this one.

    To way too many people these days, "reporting" = "trolling Twitter." It's cheap, easy and "we can always go back and correct it later."

  8. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Behind every journalism fuck up is a dumbass editor screaming, "We need to be first! We NEED to be FIRST!"
  9. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Right. Blame the desk again.
  10. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Be happy to. How many fuck ups have we seen in the rush to be first instead of right?
  11. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    "Be first, then be right" is most often a result of circumventing the desk, not using it as intended.
    wicked and Baron Scicluna like this.
  12. JohnHammond

    JohnHammond Well-Known Member

    Reporters who blame the desk usually are the top-notch ones who need every fact handed to them on a silver platter.
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