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(Jim Romenesko)   People Magazine publishes a picture of Neil Armstrong with his moon rover on the Apollo 11 mission   (jimromenesko.com) divider line 95
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2012-09-04 03:54:36 PM  
Asinine appropriate, but FAIL would have also worked in this case. What a bunch of idiots.
 
2012-09-04 04:02:05 PM  
It's People magazine - you think their readers even know who Neil Armstrong is? He never made a movie, he's never been a pop star and he never made a sex tape or appeared on Dancing With The Stars or Jersey Shore
 
2012-09-04 04:05:20 PM  
Huh..why the fuss? We never went there anyway!
 
2012-09-04 04:10:08 PM  
What morons. Everyone knows that was Neil Young!
 
2012-09-04 05:05:02 PM  

Happy Hours: It's People magazine - you think their readers even know who Neil Armstrong is? He never made a movie, he's never been a pop star and he never made a sex tape or appeared on Dancing With The Stars or Jersey Shore


Yeah, willing to bet it ran as the non-story filler, behind Snooki's crotchfruit acquisition and some crap about the KArdashians' fashion.
 
2012-09-04 05:14:29 PM  
I guess they thought they were still publishing back in 1970.

When people were easier to fool.
 
2012-09-04 10:17:04 PM  
playoffbeard.com
 
2012-09-04 10:17:40 PM  
www.idigitaltimes.com
 
2012-09-04 10:18:38 PM  
img827.imageshack.us
 
2012-09-04 10:19:41 PM  
This IS People Mag we're talking about. Par for the course. If it was TIME, that would be a FAIL.
 
2012-09-04 10:20:04 PM  

Nogrhi: What morons. Everyone knows that was Neil Young!


The irony is that apparently (from TFA) the picture was of John Young.

So I can see how they might have gotten confused.
 
2012-09-04 10:20:39 PM  

Happy Hours: It's People magazine - you think their readers even know who Neil Armstrong is? He never made a movie, he's never been a pop star and he never made a sex tape or appeared on Dancing With The Stars or Jersey Shore


Neil Armstrong, was he the trumpet guy?
 
2012-09-04 10:21:14 PM  
Considering the Jo School finery that works at People were probably born in the late seventies, this isn't surprising at all.
 
2012-09-04 10:24:16 PM  
Whatever, it's so fake anyway. How could they have even landed? There's no runway for the Space Shuttle. It's a fact.
 
2012-09-04 10:24:58 PM  
It doesn't diminish the feat of human ingenuity that Armstrong's first steps on the moon represent.

He's a hero in the purest sense of the word.
 
2012-09-04 10:25:20 PM  

DeltaPunch: Asinine appropriate, but FAIL would have also worked in this case. What a bunch of idiots.


Asinine is too strong. This was just lazy fact checking. Definitely a FAIL
 
2012-09-04 10:27:28 PM  
If my job title was "Fact Checker For People Magazine" and I was on the moon, I would rip my helmet off and end the joke forever.
 
2012-09-04 10:31:12 PM  

Happy Hours: It's People magazine - you think their readers even know who Neil Armstrong is? He never made a movie, he's never been a pop star and he never made a sex tape or appeared on Dancing With The Stars or Jersey Shore


What you just said is People readers would know who Buzz Aldrin is but not Neil Armstrong. Not sure if I agree or not.
 
GBB
2012-09-04 10:31:17 PM  
"You people never went to the moon!"
blogs.discovermagazine.com
What do you mean, "You people"??
 
2012-09-04 10:33:14 PM  

brap: If my job title was "Fact Checker For People Magazine" and I was on the moon, I would rip my helmet off and end the joke forever.


That's such a bad moon joke...Ah, I guess you had to be there.
 
2012-09-04 10:35:54 PM  
Fact checking on a gossip rag? Really, is it even necessary?
 
2012-09-04 10:37:19 PM  
And that was his best-selling album.
It had:

Moon River
Shine on Harvest Moon
Moon over Miami
When the Moon hits your Eye like a Big Pizza Pie
Old Devil Moon
In the Midnight In the Moonlight
The Cow Jumped Over the Moon
Moonlight Serenade
Freak Out in a Moon Age Daydream Oh Yeah
Moon Pies
Full Moon Madness
and Moo-moo-moo-moon

Classic stuff.
 
2012-09-04 10:37:23 PM  
Look none of the people working for People are older than 25, they never even KNEW we had a shuttle program casue it was not on Jersey Shore....
 
2012-09-04 10:38:31 PM  

Ivo Shandor: [img827.imageshack.us image 476x334]


I lulled
 
2012-09-04 10:39:52 PM  

Hector Remarkable: And that was his best-selling album.
It had:

Moon River
Shine on Harvest Moon
Moon over Miami
When the Moon hits your Eye like a Big Pizza Pie
Old Devil Moon
In the Midnight In the Moonlight
The Cow Jumped Over the Moon
Moonlight Serenade
Freak Out in a Moon Age Daydream Oh Yeah
Moon Pies
Full Moon Madness
and Moo-moo-moo-moon

Classic stuff.


Moon Rover was indeed his best. Still have it on a 33 1/3.
 
2012-09-04 10:40:39 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It doesn't diminish the feat of human ingenuity that Armstrong's first steps on the moon represent.

He's a hero in the purest sense of the word.


Nobody is questioning any of that, did you even RTFA?

It doesn't diminish the feat of cesspool journalsim that People magazine is, either.
 
2012-09-04 10:41:03 PM  
They only get the Kardashian ID's right, everything else is pure guesswork
 
2012-09-04 10:43:35 PM  

rhiannon: Happy Hours: It's People magazine - you think their readers even know who Neil Armstrong is? He never made a movie, he's never been a pop star and he never made a sex tape or appeared on Dancing With The Stars or Jersey Shore

What you just said is People readers would know who Buzz Aldrin is but not Neil Armstrong. Not sure if I agree or not.


Well there are three problems. Buzz is the most well known of the Apollo 11 mission simply because he's sought attention since returning from the moon unlikely Armstrong who kept a relatively low profile. Secondly, Buzz is the most well pictured of the Apollo 11 mission simply because Neil had the camera most of the time. So no, I don't think all that many American's, people magazine readers or not know who Neil Armstrong is beyond that one grainy video where he can be seen stepping off the Lunar Module. If I had my way we'd land something on the moon by July 20th 2014 to honor Armstrong and the 45th anniversary and if not then the 50th anniversary. As a promise that we will go back. Hell, I'm nearly 30 and I'd like to see humans leave low earth orbit in my lifetime. Seeing as I didn't get to see that the first time around.
 
2012-09-04 10:46:07 PM  
I have an old devoutly Marxist uncle who claimed "The moon landing was faked as part of the process to make the Soviet system look bad."

To which I replied "We faked it SIX times? Why would we need to fake it six times?"

His response was: "Wait... we went to the moon six times?"

I responded with a heavy sigh of disappointment.

I was 11 years old.

He was a teacher.
 
2012-09-04 10:46:12 PM  
That's the problem when there are no good pictures of you on the moon!
 
2012-09-04 10:46:50 PM  
I'm not buying People magazine for it's historical accuracy.

Wait, I'm not buying People magazine at all.

Idiots. How dare you do that to one of the greatest Americans in history.
 
2012-09-04 10:47:58 PM  

Happy Hours: It's People magazine - you think their readers even know who Neil Armstrong is? He never made a movie, he's never been a pop star and he never made a sex tape or appeared on Dancing With The Stars or Jersey Shore


This. People magazine is read primarily by people who think that the hippies were protesting US involvement in WW2 after Ghengis Khan led the Germans in a bombing raid on Pearl Harbor in 1986 following John Lennon's takeover of Russia with the power of love, or, as the Russians say it, "viva la revolucion".

So messing up an attribution by a few mission numbers and a decade or so isn't bad, considering.
 
2012-09-04 10:48:02 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Whatever, it's so fake anyway. How could they have even landed? There's no runway for the Space Shuttle. It's a fact.


That's because the pictures are taken on a sound stage they build especially for it; if they'd panned the camera around a bit you'd of seen the runway and the red oxide of the Martian soil as clear as day.

Why Mars? Well it's actually harder to fake the low gravity movement than you'd think and well Mars had plenty of space for the sound stage.
 
2012-09-04 10:55:32 PM  
blackadmirals.com


RIP Neil Armstrong
 
2012-09-04 10:56:15 PM  

Happy Hours: It's People magazine - you think their readers even know who Neil Armstrong is? He never made a movie, he's never been a pop star and he never made a sex tape or appeared on Dancing With The Stars or Jersey Shore


Challenge accepted
 
2012-09-04 10:56:37 PM  

bbfreak: rhiannon: Happy Hours: It's People magazine - you think their readers even know who Neil Armstrong is? He never made a movie, he's never been a pop star and he never made a sex tape or appeared on Dancing With The Stars or Jersey Shore

What you just said is People readers would know who Buzz Aldrin is but not Neil Armstrong. Not sure if I agree or not.

Well there are three problems. Buzz is the most well known of the Apollo 11 mission simply because he's sought attention since returning from the moon unlikely Armstrong who kept a relatively low profile. Secondly, Buzz is the most well pictured of the Apollo 11 mission simply because Neil had the camera most of the time. So no, I don't think all that many American's, people magazine readers or not know who Neil Armstrong is beyond that one grainy video where he can be seen stepping off the Lunar Module. If I had my way we'd land something on the moon by July 20th 2014 to honor Armstrong and the 45th anniversary and if not then the 50th anniversary. As a promise that we will go back. Hell, I'm nearly 30 and I'd like to see humans leave low earth orbit in my lifetime. Seeing as I didn't get to see that the first time around.


I'm surprised you didn't mention that Aldrin was on Dancing With The Stars in your problem list.
 
2012-09-04 10:59:42 PM  

Nem Wan: Happy Hours: It's People magazine - you think their readers even know who Neil Armstrong is? He never made a movie, he's never been a pop star and he never made a sex tape or appeared on Dancing With The Stars or Jersey Shore

Challenge accepted


Just a hunch, but I think James Cameron may have made a movie or two...
 
2012-09-04 11:01:19 PM  

bbfreak: Buzz is the most well known of the Apollo 11 mission


Wait, really? I mean, I realize that I'm not exactly normal when it comes to what I know and don't know (and the Apollo program is fairly well-rooted in the first category), but I find this really surprising... You really think more people would be able to identify Buzz over Armstrong?
 
2012-09-04 11:02:54 PM  

flaminio: Nem Wan: Happy Hours: It's People magazine - you think their readers even know who Neil Armstrong is? He never made a movie, he's never been a pop star and he never made a sex tape or appeared on Dancing With The Stars or Jersey Shore

Challenge accepted

Just a hunch, but I think James Cameron may have made a movie or two...


Exactly. Thus, People readers who the first man to go to the bottom of the ocean alone is.
 
2012-09-04 11:03:11 PM  

flaminio: Nem Wan: Happy Hours: It's People magazine - you think their readers even know who Neil Armstrong is? He never made a movie, he's never been a pop star and he never made a sex tape or appeared on Dancing With The Stars or Jersey Shore

Challenge accepted

Just a hunch, but I think James Cameron may have made a movie or two...


And didn't they name an African country after him because of it?
 
2012-09-04 11:05:20 PM  

Nem Wan: flaminio: Nem Wan: Happy Hours: It's People magazine - you think their readers even know who Neil Armstrong is? He never made a movie, he's never been a pop star and he never made a sex tape or appeared on Dancing With The Stars or Jersey Shore

Challenge accepted

Just a hunch, but I think James Cameron may have made a movie or two...

Exactly. Thus, People readers know who the first man to go to the bottom of the ocean alone is.


Actually, if people like reality shows so much, sending celebrities into space might not be the worst thing to get people interested in space.
 
2012-09-04 11:13:05 PM  
Fark off Hagen.

As in "go eat a lit flamethrower".
 
2012-09-04 11:15:33 PM  
farm1.static.flickr.com

Armstrong seen here, tooling around the Sea of Tranquility.
 
2012-09-04 11:28:49 PM  
Major factual errors in People Magazine?

No way, you've gotta be kidding me!
 
2012-09-04 11:33:18 PM  

itsfullofstars: [playoffbeard.com image 480x605]


Not for nothing, but he was a good looking man. Those blue eyes are very striking.
 
2012-09-04 11:35:09 PM  
It's tough to be sure when all astronauts look alike.
 
2012-09-04 11:41:46 PM  
People Magazine publishes a picture of Neil Armstrong with his moon rover on the Apollo 11 mission

I would not have been surprised if People Magazine published a picture of Neil Armstrong mooning his dog Rover at the Apollo theater on the 11th of Tuesday.
 
2012-09-04 11:44:40 PM  

Balchinian: People Magazine publishes a picture of Neil Armstrong with his moon rover on the Apollo 11 mission

I would not have been surprised if People Magazine published a picture of Neil Armstrong mooning his dog Rover at the Apollo theater on the 11th of Tuesday.


In September of 2001 for the win?
 
2012-09-04 11:49:28 PM  
Moral of the story: If you're being paid to write an article, spent fifteen minutes to read about the subject.
 
2012-09-04 11:54:08 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Happy Hours: It's People magazine - you think their readers even know who Neil Armstrong is? He never made a movie, he's never been a pop star and he never made a sex tape or appeared on Dancing With The Stars or Jersey Shore

This. People magazine is read primarily by people who think that the hippies were protesting US involvement in WW2 after Ghengis Khan led the Germans in a bombing raid on Pearl Harbor in 1986 following John Lennon's takeover of Russia with the power of love, or, as the Russians say it, "viva la revolucion".

So messing up an attribution by a few mission numbers and a decade or so isn't bad, considering.


I call BS. Everyone knows it was the Red Baron that dropped frozen pizzas on Pearl Bailey.

/And Snoopy shot him down.
//Get your facts straight.
 
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