Where have all the flowers gone?

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential

If you've ever wondered about the veracity of the media news that you hear, over the weekend, the mainstream media, including ABC News, believe it or not, announced the death of:


1) 82 year old astronaut Lance Armstrong


2) 82 year old astronaut Neil Young (believe it or not, this one was ABC News!)
and
3) 82 year old Louis Armstrong.

C'mon people!?  Really?  I know that Neil Young often sounds less than alive on his albums, but he's very much alive and only 66 years old, as of this writing.  Lance, who was also in the news this weekend, due to the accusations of doping and the loss of his award status, I suppose I can understand the confusion...

But Louis Armstrong... satchmo... died in 1971... at the age of 69 years old. I'm surprised they even remember his name!

This isn't really that difficult.  Where are the fact-checkers?  Where are the proof readers?  Where are the editors?  Where have all the flowers gone? 

oops, sorry.... I got a little carried away there.

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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 2929 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
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Lenn Harley
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GEEZ!!!

Where are the publishers who have a clue????

Sad, sad, sad.

Accuracy in media is a lost art.

All in keeping with the "dumbing down of America" through the public school systems in many areas.

August 27, 2012 07:31 AM
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Bill Gillhespy
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Hi Alan,  I'd be happy if  the media would do a little fact checking on some of the outrageous poliitical claims !

August 27, 2012 07:32 AM
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Malcolm Johnston
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Send in the clowns, there ought to be clowns. Hard to believe that there would be any confusion in anybody's mind regarding these characters, they are all so different.

August 27, 2012 07:33 AM
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It can partly be laid at the doorstep of higher education today.  The goal of the majority of these less than prestigeous diploma mills is to churn people and money through the system and push them out the back end.  They could care less if most people can read, write or have a critical thought!  After all if people were able to think today the country and the world for that matter might not be in the situation its in.  

 

August 27, 2012 07:44 AM
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Alan May
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She-who-says-"HA!" - accuracy is, indeed, a lost art.

Bill - ain't that the trooth?

Malcolm - oh... there are clowns, allright.

Jeanne and Ralph - I'm not sure I'd lay this at the doorstep of higher education

August 27, 2012 08:11 AM
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SO true ALan - we were listening to the news the other week, and since the news reporters just seemingly read the script (and seemingly cannot ad lib) read incorrect info that was so obviously wrong... but it kept us laughing for a few minutes..

August 27, 2012 08:14 AM
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Steve Loynd
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A number of very bright stars a mentioned on your blog...some gone, some are better to rust than to fade away (Neil Young lyric).

August 27, 2012 08:20 AM
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That is so sad.  I hope that each of the news stations decided to do a retraction....what idiots!

August 27, 2012 08:27 AM
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Alan,

Long time passing, Ahhh I do miss Louis.  The true kings and classics such as these plus the actual classical viewpoint of reporting the truth and making sure it is the truth.  It is good to reminisce and remember the times past when we knew right from wrong and there was actually a clear cut difference instead of all the gray areas that exist now.

August 27, 2012 09:04 AM
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Alan May
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Gay - you gotta get your "infotainment" somewhere, don't ya?

Steve - well aware of that lyric.

Brenda - don't know when the retraction came, if at all.

Larry - those of us who remember Louis (that's Looey, to you uninitiated) do miss him.  But I found that many of the newbies, who didn't know Louis have been introduced to him, since "What a wonderful world" has been making the airwaves.

August 27, 2012 09:24 AM
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Alan...

Oh wow, makes you think that the people writing that copy are less than 30, that's for sure.

August 27, 2012 10:15 AM
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Tim Bradley
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What!? When did Satchmo go to the moon? Besides, Audrey Heburn wrote Moon River, not Lance Armstrong. Giant steps are what you take, walking on the moon. Danged confusing, that's what I say.

August 27, 2012 11:06 AM
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Richard - that would just be sad.

Tim - dang confusing, indeed.  I think Johnny Mercer will be surprised to learn about Audry, but Sting... now he's confusing, what with that tantric stuff, and all.

August 27, 2012 11:12 AM
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Alan, I'm with Lenn. It is truly a sad state we live in when news media cannot even get the names of the deceased correct.

August 27, 2012 05:47 PM
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