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SI on Rush

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Writer33, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. Writer33

    Writer33 Member

    Maybe it's nitpicking but was reading SI's story about Ron Howard's movie "Rush" and noticed the writer referred to Niki Lauda as "German." Lauda is Austrian. Just asked them. There is a difference.
  2. boxingnut4324

    boxingnut4324 Member

    I don't think it's nitpicking. When I see something like that in a story I instantly turn the page. I immediately assume that everything is wrong even if it isn't.
  3. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I thought this would be something about that Duck Dynasty guy. Carry on.
  4. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I thought that were revisiting the Rush Limbaugh-Donovan McNabb controversy, and how it turned out Rush might have been correct about McNabb being overrated.
    Either that or mediocre Canadian rock bands that an unhealthy segment of the SJ populace adores.
    The movie "Rush" was well down the list of topics here.
  5. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    A single factual error in an article is worth a thread now?
  6. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Situation no win.
  7. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    The Hollywood media is desirous that a white filmmaker do well... ah, never mind, I got nothin'. :)
  8. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    You'd have fit right into the legal system, where one lie can entirely invalidate a witness' testimony. But one factual error rendering a whole article worthless -- the rest of the content, its style as well as its substance? Seems awfully extreme.
  9. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Love that song.
  10. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    This reminds me of when I tried to read When Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer.

    Early on, Krakauer wrote that the Rose Bowl was played in Anaheim. I couldn't read any more.

    Considering all that goes into publishing a book, how the hell does that not get caught by the several people that read through it, and how did Krakauer not know where the Rose Bowl is played?

    Considering the subject matter and what Krakauer goes on to present about Bush, the Army and the Tillman family, how can you believe anything in the book? If he can't get the site of the Rose Bowl right, I don't have much confidence in any other facts he presents.
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Indiana Jones likes the Austrian way better.
  12. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Because when you grow up in Corvallis your hometown team has never played there? ;D

    (Well actually they did when Krakauer was in elementary school).
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