Originally Posted by Dave
The media has already painted today's problem as being Carnival's fault, when it was the shipyard that was responsible for the mooring. But then with near hurricane force winds causing the event, it really seems to be an act of nature.
The most egregious remarks I've read so far come from Gene Sloan at USA Today, where his story led in with "the fire-ravaged Carnival Triumph broke loose....". Fire-ravaged? A fuel oil fire broke out and was confined to the engine room and extinguished. He makes it sound like the ship was ablaze from stem to stern.
I posted a funny article on my Facebook page. There was a screen shot of CNN covering the Columbia disaster. According to CNN, the Columbia was traveling at nearly 18 times the speed of light when it broke apart. It was traveling at Mach 18, not Warp 18.