[meteorite-list] greenland meteor strike

From: Robert Verish <bolidechaser_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 08:20:06 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <798480147.7199192.1553070006652_at_mail.yahoo.com>

Hello Doug,

Just to be clear, I was replying in regards to Paul Gessler's post and his title "greenland meteor strike", making it clear that the articles he referenced were about the Bering Sea meteor in December and not about the Greenland Meteor in July,
(even though the Fox "News" used an old, meteor video involving the military base near Greenland that fell in July).

Contrary to the description accompanying that older FOX video, the US Air Force were the first to notify NASA about the
December fireball over the Bering Sea.

I just figured that Paul's post (and title) and the reference to BOTH the BBC and Fox "News" articles (and their stark differences) were his Canadian-polite way of making fun of what is now our USA internet "journalism".

With best regards,
Bob V.
P.S. - I must admit that I have no knowledge of Ron Baalke's status at JPL.

On Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:00 PM, MexicoDoug via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:

I saw the the same sensationalized story written up as a CNN report today:

"A meteor exploded in the Earth's atmosphere with 10 times the energy of the Hiroshima atomic bomb",
and CNN's article has buildings shaking and glass breaking on the autoplay video on top of the page (from Chelyabinsk).
and they even screwed up the size of the explosion (since been revised in the story, ironic since the title was about the energy that then needed correction)!

MSNBC did a slightly longer sensational version, which was interesting for a casual reader,
" Meteor blast over Russia's Bering Sea packed 10 times the power of Hiroshima bomb"

To be fair, the BBC was a source of the report for all three of the cable "news" networks, where the unifying thread is only US cable news "journalism" which we all know is entertaining.

Wonder what the discussion groups in say India, thing about our news.

Also, wonder how "Rocket Man" Ron Baalke a former active list member at JPL, who is missed, got suspended and if it was related to setting off the sensational narrative on the Greenland defense base last year? Bob?


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From: Robert Verish via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>

To: Paul Gessler <cetuspa at shaw.ca>; Paul Gessler via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>; meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>

Sent: Mon, Mar 18, 2019 2:33 pm
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Regarding the Bering Sea meteor strike, the difference between the BBC reporting, versus the Fox"News" story, is the difference between a factual accounting, and another example of anxiety-inducing "fake news".

Bob V.

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   On Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 3:07 AM, Paul Gessler via Meteorite-list<meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:
 Apparently a large event has been detected in Greenland approximating the energy of Chelyabinsk.


paul gessler

Received on Wed 20 Mar 2019 04:20:06 AM PDT

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