Saturday, July 30, 2005

Utusan and NST's Mistake on the Crash

Yesterday, NST's frontpage placed two circles on the picture of the crash site - indicating that there are two survivors. But no. There is only one, as other newspapers circled the same picture - only with one circle. What I am afraid is that NST raised false hopes, and it seems so. (Anyone have yesterday's copy? I would like a scan of the frontpage)

Today, Utusan Malaysia's graphic on Page 12 placed the helicopter 500 meters above the ground, in the rainforest canopy. It doesn't take long to realise that banana trees doesn't grow in the canopy, only on the ground.

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Commissioner of Police Dato Talib Jamal pointing to the crash site at a journalists' briefing (Source: Sarawak Tribune)

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Close-up on the drawing board - X marks the crash site (Source: Sarawak Tribune)

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A more accurate graphic on the crash site (Source: Utusan Sarawak)

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Utusan Malaysia erred on this graphic.

I hope that NST and Utusan will make a proper announcement regarding the mistake.


Anonymous said...

What's the error? I didn't see any banana trees.

NSDS3HvLDjJd said...

If you've seen the pictures of the rescue, you'll see the banana trees. The Star, I believe, have some.

hornbill said...

kesian the victim and the victim's family kan? The skyways must stop flying... or let the manager fly the heli himself...