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Washington (CNN) -- A U.S. Navy drone crashed Monday in a marsh near Salisbury, Maryland. ...

The drone crashed into a tributary of the Nanticoke River, a U.S. Coast Guard official said. ...

The crash occurred at about 12:11 p.m., near Bloodworth Island in Dorchester County

The so-called report manages to locate the drone in a handful of widely separate places.

First, it's BLOODSWORTH Island.

Second, it is nowhere near Salisbury, which is so far away it is in another county.

Third, an island in the Bay is not a " tributary of the Nanticoke River " ...

Really. This is the quality of reporting in this country.


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  •  Tip Jar (2+ / 0-)
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    blueoasis, G2geek

    Thump! Bang. Whack-boing. It's dub!

    by dadadata on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 03:39:50 AM PDT

  •  Agree (2+ / 0-)
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    truong son traveler, joe wobblie

    Imprecise, choppy, and random.

    The greatest frustration for me is with long reports or articles which also do this but add lots of extraneous detail, irrelevant quotations and with no sense of organization.  It's like following a twisty highway which suddenly ends without having arrived at a destination.

    99%er. 100% opposed to fundamentalist/neoconservative/neoliberal oligarchs.

    by blueoasis on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 03:59:31 AM PDT

  •  Reporters repeat what they are told. (1+ / 0-)
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    xxdr zombiexx

    Presumably, there's an interest on the part of the Coast Guard in being mistaken.

    "In the name of the nation, and of the dollar and of the rule of law, you and your children shall sacrifice for the good of all." Rmoney's prayer

    by hannah on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 04:16:26 AM PDT

    •  Maybe. But I doubt it. (0+ / 0-)

      If it crashed on Bloodsworth, then it's not the Nanticoke.

      If it didn't, then it's not Bloodsworth.

      In either case, it's not Salisbury and in fact the town of Salisbury ain't even in the Nanticoke watershed.

      Apparently CNN could find the crash (they have aerial video) so one presumes they could use an iPhone to tell them where it is ... or rather, where they are.

      Thump! Bang. Whack-boing. It's dub!

      by dadadata on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 06:48:42 AM PDT

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  •  it's a slow news day when... (0+ / 0-)

    .... a drone crash in the wild becomes a big deal.

    Nobody was hurt.  A piece of expensive equipment was wrecked, but it's experimental equipment in the first place and we expect it's going to have bugs to work out.

    This should be a small story in the Tech News column.  The Navy is perfectly capable of scooping up the wreck and then cleaning up whatever residual mess it might have made, and the local fauna will come back just as soon as the pesky humans have left.  

    "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

    by G2geek on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 04:34:13 AM PDT

    •  Bloodsworth Island has been a naval gunnery target (0+ / 0-)

      the best part of a century.

      Can't possibly be any any damage worth speaking of.

      CNN's inability to locate it within 50 miles is absurd.

      Thump! Bang. Whack-boing. It's dub!

      by dadadata on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 08:50:31 AM PDT

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  •  Well.. the MSM does crappy reporting (0+ / 0-)

    it doesn't affect the bottom line.

    The Coast Guard may have an investment in fudging details to limit visitors or to "protect National Security".

    And finally, we have LOTS of drones. They are replaceable.

    In fact, a job might have been created by it crashing.

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 06:42:36 AM PDT

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