Seems that the NYDN writer follows the ‘Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Journalistic Standard:’

More important to be “morally right” than “factually correct.”

Or something.

Via Free Beacon.

New York Daily News made a series of baffling errors in a retrospective article on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission….

“Four days later John Glenn would step onto the only other planet we have ever walked on, and uttered the famous words ‘on [sic] small step for a man, one giant step for mankind.'”

Not including the typo, that sentence contained several glaring errors. Most obviously, Neil Armstrong was the first man to step foot on the moon. John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth, but he played no role in the Apollo 11 mission.

The second obvious error is the moon is not a “planet.” It is a moon.

Lastly, Neil Armstrong’s famous quotation upon taking his step on the moon did not end with “one giant step for mankind,” but “one giant leapfor mankind.” There is also significant debate about whether Armstrong actually said “one small step for a man,” or simply “for man.”

The Daily News eventually stealth-edited the errors, but not before eagle-eyed readers screenshotted both the article and tweets using the same language….

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  1. MACVEL says:

    Yes, lying about histoey. What to do about it??

  2. IndieGal4USA says:

    Yes, and how many sources are available to these writers to correctly celebrate one of the greatest achievements in history? Many of us remember exactly what Armstrong said regardless of age!

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