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#1 Bloggsworth

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 11:45

http://edition.cnn.c...urbo/index.html

Just think, they paid them to write it. I just checked, but I can't find the belt that drives my engine, the one that holds my trousers up, but not the one that turns my crankshaft.

Edited by Bloggsworth, 12 August 2013 - 11:46.


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#2 NeilR

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 12:38

amazing. Words fail me.

#3 Tony Matthews

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 12:43

From Christina Macfarlane and Rachel Wood

I think one of them is belt driven and the other by her own exhaust steam...

Edited by Tony Matthews, 12 August 2013 - 12:43.


#4 Canuck

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 13:11

And they say that true journalism is dead.

#5 Magoo

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 14:44

runs on its own exhaust steam.

#6 Keith Young

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 16:12

I can't wait to see how F1 teams design the cars to cope with all the extra grip on those steep angles. I'll be writing some articles on this and I'm sure Scarbs will to!

#7 Bloggsworth

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 16:28

What I want to know is "Where will they store the coal?"

#8 munks

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 17:26

Ladies and gentlemen, hold onto your hats and behold ... the "Yellow Teapot Journalism?"

FTFT. Although it usually takes some sort of understanding of the subject matter to produce truly effective yellow journalism.

#9 munks

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 17:34

I can't wait to see how F1 teams design the cars to cope with all the extra grip on those steep angles. I'll be writing some articles on this and I'm sure Scarbs will to!


LOL. I'm not sure what my favorite quote from the article is. It's between that one, the belt/steam quote, and the following which implies that turbo engines simultaneously cause underbody sparks and shred tires:

"And as turbo development increased, the circuit was transformed into a rev-head's heaven, with showers of sparks and shredded tires from the gutsy new cars."

#10 D-Type

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:20

And someone was actually paid to write that! :drunk:

#11 Magoo

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:39

http://jalopnik.com/...s-in-1111423405

#12 Bloggsworth

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:50

I emailed the CNN news editor, but as yet have had no reply...

#13 Tony Matthews

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 12:55

I emailed the CNN news editor, but as yet have had no reply...

You're assuming he can read...


#14 Magoo

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 13:08

It appears that only one change has been made since the piece first appeared: the byline has been removed. So long, Christina and Rachel.

#15 Magoo

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 13:10

And someone was actually paid to write that! :drunk:


I don't know about that. This has summer interns written all over it.

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 13:46

CNN edited the article and cut out the 'belt and steam' paragraph, they ruined it!
Follow the Jalopnik link posted above to read the original article.

#17 saudoso

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 16:00

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Edited by saudoso, 13 August 2013 - 16:01.


#18 Canuck

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 16:52

Bahahahaha!

I feel bad for those two women but this seems to be not unlike most news you read. If you know anything about the situations being discussed, you're often left shaking your head wondering what the hell they're talking about or where they received their information. This is a wonderful example.

#19 saudoso

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 20:43

After digesting the information for a while I got it. Someone explained the difference between a blower and a turbo to them.

They got it.

Someone forgot to explaini those go attached to and engine though.

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#20 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 20:46

If you replaced steam with gas, the turbo explanation morphs into something you'd identify,

#21 Magoo

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 21:33

Of course, there's not a single human being at Jalopnik who would know which end of a screwdriver to point at a bicycle, but this gives them a moment to feel superior to a couple of art majors.

#22 Magoo

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 08:13

Samir, PLEASE








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#23 munks

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 19:09

If you replaced steam with gas, the turbo explanation morphs into something you'd identify,


If you're talking about EGR, that's hardly a general description of how turbos work.

#24 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 20:18

Turbos don't run off the engine's exhaust gas?

#25 munks

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 21:12

That's not how I'm reading the quote. Sure the turbo does, but the engine does not.

#26 Ben

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 21:16

https://twitter.com/rsowood
https://twitter.com/chrissymacCNN

The latter certainly follows the CNN formula of being attractive with perfect teeth over any kind of journalistic integrity or quality.

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