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NBCNews.com Screws Up, Reports Astronaut ‘Neil Young’ Dies
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Posted on 08/25/2012 1:57:17 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch

While I gave NBC News credit for breaking the news of astronaut Neil Armstrong’s death, someone at NBCNews.com screwed up big time with this headline, confusing Neil Armstrong and Neil Young:

No, Neil Young was not an astronaut, and is not dead. The current version of the story has the following correction: “Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story included the wrong name in the headline.”

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TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Chit/Chat; Humor; Music/Entertainment; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: blunders; napl; nbcnews; neilyoung
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1 posted on 08/25/2012 1:57:22 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch

I’ll never forget his first words, as he stepped on to the surface: “Everyone knows this is nowhere.”


2 posted on 08/25/2012 1:58:58 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

:{) Well played!


3 posted on 08/25/2012 2:00:40 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: ClearCase_guy

4 posted on 08/25/2012 2:00:44 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: ClearCase_guy

LOL!


5 posted on 08/25/2012 2:01:44 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Because I'm still in love with you on this harvest moon.
6 posted on 08/25/2012 2:02:57 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
After the Goldrush
7 posted on 08/25/2012 2:03:22 PM PDT by Dysart (Obama Faults Profit. Reject That.)
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To: InvisibleChurch; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

WOW! And I was looking forward to his next album of broken amplifier sounds!


8 posted on 08/25/2012 2:04:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: trisham

Journalism education you can’t beat it with a stick !


9 posted on 08/25/2012 2:05:42 PM PDT by Reily
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To: InvisibleChurch
Who says they're wrong?


10 posted on 08/25/2012 2:05:45 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Armstrong died? DAMN! A truly sad day for our country. A brave man takes another “giant leap” into the unknown.
11 posted on 08/25/2012 2:06:07 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Revolting cat!; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ..
My my.

Hey hey.


12 posted on 08/25/2012 2:07:30 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Well, good riddance to bad rubbish! I never liked his annoyingly squeaky voice anyway!


13 posted on 08/25/2012 2:08:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Rest in Peace, Neil.


14 posted on 08/25/2012 2:10:10 PM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: InvisibleChurch

“I hope Neil Armstrong will remember a Southern man don’t need him anyhow.”

NBC News. Idiots.


15 posted on 08/25/2012 2:11:08 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

First Paul McCartney, now Neil Young!


16 posted on 08/25/2012 2:11:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: InvisibleChurch
They must have been thinking of Steve Miller.
17 posted on 08/25/2012 2:13:03 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: InvisibleChurch

It’s easy to confuse an Astronaut with a Space Cadet!


18 posted on 08/25/2012 2:17:03 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: Dysart

Epic.


19 posted on 08/25/2012 2:18:21 PM PDT by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: InvisibleChurch
NBCNews.com Screws Up, Reports Astronaut ‘Neil Young’ Dies

Neil Young - "Southern Man don't need him around, anyhow".

We'll miss Neil Armstrong.

20 posted on 08/25/2012 2:18:34 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: Reily

:)


21 posted on 08/25/2012 2:22:21 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Revolting cat!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zphUt_tp898

skip the ad


22 posted on 08/25/2012 2:24:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Idiots. It wasn’t astronaut Neil Young, it was astronaut Lance Armstrong.


23 posted on 08/25/2012 2:24:17 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: InvisibleChurch

“A Southern man don’t need him around anyhow...”


24 posted on 08/25/2012 2:25:30 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Bad Day For Young Armstrongs!


25 posted on 08/25/2012 2:32:06 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Billthedrill
This whole thread reminds me of a very funny series of interviews by the Sascha Cohen comedian/character "Ali G." Check out the first question right out of the starting gate in this one:

Ali G Interview: Buzz Aldrin

"I know this is a sensitive question ... but what was it like not being the first man on the moon? Was you ever jealous of Louis Armstrong?"

ROFL.

26 posted on 08/25/2012 2:44:25 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: InvisibleChurch
Freakin' idiots, everyone know Louis Armstrong was the first man on the moon.


27 posted on 08/25/2012 2:50:55 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: InvisibleChurch

The headline written by someone who posts comments on youtube (ala the youtube panel cartoon joke).


28 posted on 08/25/2012 3:03:39 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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29 posted on 08/25/2012 3:19:01 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Neil Young should be given credit for both rusting and fading away.

Ten soldiers and Nixon laughing,
We’re finally getting owned.
This summer we’re getting payback,
Four dead and Ho-Ho-Ho.


30 posted on 08/25/2012 3:56:01 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: freedumb2003

What was the lyric?

Oh yes. “I’ve seen the needle and the damage done.”


31 posted on 08/25/2012 3:58:02 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: ClearCase_guy

LMAO!!


32 posted on 08/25/2012 3:58:14 PM PDT by djf (The barbarian hordes will ALWAYS outnumber the clean-shaven. And they vote.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
"armstrong"

I saw the corrected news report from NBC. They said he most likely died from the stress of losing his 7 Tour de France titles after the doping scandal...

So, ya know...

33 posted on 08/25/2012 3:58:27 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: freedumb2003

http://www.rockpeaks.com/video/y/Young-Neil/Bobfest-1992/All-Along-the-Watchtower

I doubt if anyone on the planet under 30 can do that...


34 posted on 08/25/2012 4:14:13 PM PDT by djf (The barbarian hordes will ALWAYS outnumber the clean-shaven. And they vote.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Haha.... still rockin in the free world!


35 posted on 08/25/2012 4:14:48 PM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: InvisibleChurch

It’s likely the person who typed that headline wasn’t even alive on July 21, 1969.
Sigh.


36 posted on 08/25/2012 4:15:27 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: Slings and Arrows
Neil Young was the first man to walk on the (Harvest) Moon, right?

 

Right?

 

37 posted on 08/25/2012 4:26:38 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Not only do they no longer teach history in schools, re: Young/Armstrong, Spelling is gone also. (Democrat airplane over Tampa).
38 posted on 08/25/2012 4:51:23 PM PDT by radioone ( Main Stream Media. The Government built that.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
it's not like NBC is real news or something...
39 posted on 08/25/2012 5:02:08 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Rust Never Sleeps but NBC News does.


40 posted on 08/25/2012 5:07:59 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: InvisibleChurch; Revolting cat!

No one was more surprised by this news than Neil Young.


41 posted on 08/25/2012 5:08:39 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono

This was in error. They meant to say Lance Armstrong.


42 posted on 08/25/2012 5:10:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Revolting cat!
I never liked his annoyingly squeaky voice anyway!

Here he is with DEVO singing one of his songs...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9DNtyKS89k

43 posted on 08/25/2012 5:14:55 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Billthedrill
Idiots. It wasn’t astronaut Neil Young, it was astronaut Lance Armstrong.

Didn't you hear? USADA revoked his moon landing after his teammate, Buzz Lightyear, told them that he had doped with Armstrong.

Cheers!

44 posted on 08/25/2012 8:10:52 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Journalists by and large are not very bright people....


45 posted on 08/25/2012 9:35:42 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Slings and Arrows

46 posted on 08/25/2012 10:04:46 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

That’s XKCD - funny and gloomy at the same time. RIP Dr Armstrong.


47 posted on 08/25/2012 10:13:52 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Oh, dear Lord! WOW! That’s a faux pas, to put it kindly.

Did you know that Armstrong was a fighter pilot in the Korean war, but was not in the military when he became an astronaut?

He was an exceptional stick, and they wanted a civilian to be the first to walk on the moon.

It gives me chills thinking about that.

There are several other stories about his space exploits that show him to be an exceptional pilot...probably the best ever.

Even with all of his accomplishments, he was an unassuming and humble man, and he will be greatly missed.


48 posted on 08/26/2012 12:14:12 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: dixiechick2000

Amen.


49 posted on 08/26/2012 12:29:39 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Haters gonna hate.


50 posted on 08/26/2012 1:33:59 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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