Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Dan Rather: Shill for Airbus?

Dan Rather is set to air an exposé on the dangers of the new Boeing 787. According to Rather's report:
Boeing Co's new carbon-composite 787 Dreamliner plane may turn out to be unsafe and could lead to more deaths in crashes, according to a report by veteran journalist Dan Rather to be broadcast in the United States on Tuesday.

The new plane, which is mostly made from brittle carbon compounds rather than flexible aluminum, is more likely to shatter on impact and may emit poisonous chemicals when ignited, Rather will report based on interviews with a former Boeing engineer and various industry experts, according to a transcript of the show.

Boeing is kicking Airbus's ass in new airplane orders. I wonder if Dan "Fake but accurate" Rather has gotten a check from Airbus recently.

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