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Mon Jul 8, 2013, 06:50 AM

What the media wants you to believe about the San Francisco air disaster

If you have been listening to various reports about the crash landing of the Asiana flight in San Francisco, you have been hearing them repeat over and over one common theme.

"Plane crashes are survivable"

This for some reason is the primary propaganda the media is pushing in this incident so far.

Yes, some plane crashes are survivable, but do we need to have that beaten into us?

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Reply What the media wants you to believe about the San Francisco air disaster (Original post)
liberal N proud Jul 2013 OP
Kolesar Jul 2013 #1
liberal N proud Jul 2013 #4
Kolesar Jul 2013 #6
davidn3600 Jul 2013 #2
Nye Bevan Jul 2013 #12
Atman Jul 2013 #3
graham4anything Jul 2013 #5
cherokeeprogressive Jul 2013 #13
Silent3 Jul 2013 #7
liberal N proud Jul 2013 #9
Mz Pip Jul 2013 #11
sigmasix Jul 2013 #8
liberal N proud Jul 2013 #10
graham4anything Jul 2013 #14
malaise Jul 2013 #15
ananda Jul 2013 #16
Javaman Jul 2013 #17
Recursion Jul 2013 #18
liberal N proud Jul 2013 #19

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 06:55 AM

1. And now a word from our sponsor, Disney vacations and cruise lines

IIRC, Disney owned ABC network, or they did a decade ago.

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 06:56 AM

4. Yes, Disney still own ABC

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 07:08 AM

6. My Cleveland NBC affiliate assured me that more people get hurt on escalators

...than in airplane crashes. Escalators don't carry a thousand pounds of kerosene in their bellies, though.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 06:55 AM

2. They dont want the airline industry to suffer

Funny how so many people are afraid of flying yet have no problem getting in their car to go to work every day. The chances of you dying in a car crash is extremely higher than dying in a plane crash.

Its got to be a control thing. Maybe you feel like you have more control when you are on the ground than in the air.

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Response to davidn3600 (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 08:13 AM

12. Why would "the media" give a shit one way or another about "the airline industry"?

A media executive wants people to watch his channel as opposed to his competitor's. What's his incentive to sugarcoat anything?

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 06:56 AM

3. So are car crashes. So are motorcycle crashes.

If you crash just right. But had the Asiana flight crashed nose-first into that sea wall, instead of clipping it with its tail, something tells me we wouldn't have seen quite so many people walking away.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 07:02 AM

5. Between Sully's flight and this, shows safety and wellness. Shows fed government regulations good!nt

 

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 08:16 AM

13. "wellness"

L fucking O fucking L

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 07:35 AM

7. Is the only proper, unpropagandized, eyes-open reaction is to be terrified of everything?

To treat risk as binary safe/not-safe thing instead of realizing that air travel actually is pretty damn safe?

To be sure that everything is an organized plot to keep selling you stuff that hurts you?

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Response to Silent3 (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 07:46 AM

9. Yes air travel is safe, I fly all the time, just pointing out the common theme in the propaganda

They seem to think they have to tell us this for some reason. It stood out to me as odd that they want to push this piece of information.

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Response to Silent3 (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 07:56 AM

11. Air travel is safe

I don't think there is some secret plot to convince travelers of that fact.

I doubt there is any significant drop in air travel after a major air disaster. I fly back to SFO to tomorrow and haven't thought once about canceling.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 07:45 AM

8. ffs conspiracy on top of conspiracy theory NT

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Response to sigmasix (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 07:47 AM

10. Pointing out a common theme in the propaganda suggest conspiracy?

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 08:20 AM

14. I quickly watched all channels this morning, this is the only issue being talked about, why? Because

 

because people are happy that so many survived and only 2 have died and are on edge about the injured.

Because people care about people and people need people.

And it reminds one, how it was Ronald Reagan that ruined the airline industry in the first place
and why anyone ever voted for him over Jimmy Carter in 1980, I have no idea.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 08:25 AM

15. But empirical evidence is on their side

for once

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 08:28 AM

16. Hmm...

It all depends on the crash.

In this particular crash in SF, some survived and some did not.
Some came out relatively well, some did not.

In the Alaska crash the next day, nobody survived.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 09:30 AM

17. so are justin beiber concerts, yet people still go to them.



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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 09:31 AM

18. Because 20 years ago everybody on that plane would be dead.

There's been a lot of improvements in safety technology since then, and this was pretty amazing.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #18)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 09:56 AM

19. 1989 crash 285 passengers on DC-10 185 people survived

It was a much more sever crash where the plane cartwheeled and exploded on impact. It was miraculous that anyone survived that crash.

http://www.airdisaster.com/special/special-ua232.shtml

It is the crew that makes the difference more than technology, the seats in a plane are the same seats, the restraints have not changed. Some newer materials that are more flame resistant maybe. But it is crew training that makes the difference today. You just hope that if it ever happens on a flight you are on, the crew is well trained and that the people do not panic.



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