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Old 07-19-2019, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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What a crock that article is. So many leaps and twists on what was actually written in the articles that it quotes.

And it looks like none of you who are supporting the Federalist article have actually read it and comprehended it.

So what, exactly, about that Washington Post Tweet is untrue? What about that Tweet is opinion and not fact?

The Apollo missions were intense; NASA employees spent long hours, weeks, months, and years preparing for and executing space flight to prepare for the moon landing, which inherently makes the work family un-friendly.

The NASA engineers you saw on camera at Mission Control were largely white, and were largely male. Females and people of color were rare in engineering and other tech professions in the 1960s. Plenty of retired NASA employees who are female and/or minority have talked about NASA's culture back then.

The Federalist is, as usual, offering nothing but knee-jerk pot stirring by ignoring facts and without attempting to delve deeper into it can't or won't understand. And also as usual, it is hoping that people like the OP don't bother to read and digest its willful misrepresentation of fact.
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Old 07-19-2019, 08:40 AM
 
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What a crock that article is. So many leaps and twists on what was actually written in the articles that it quotes.
WaPo and the NYT didn't have to make it about White Males.
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Old 07-19-2019, 08:44 AM
 
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Ad hominem and insult as response. Of course the quotes from the NYT and WaPo are right there. Why do you defend them without thought or question?



because it's oh so much easier to simply squeal insipidly about the source.
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Old 07-19-2019, 08:48 AM
 
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No it isn't. They linked the very quotes from WaPo and the NYT.


Do you think Fox News is a left wing publication? You've said before you like to get your news from right wing blogs? Nyet?

I'm doing nothing you haven't done for years.
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Old 07-19-2019, 08:52 AM
 
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Yes, the early U.S. space program was dominated by white males, but that was the culture back then, and back then, most techies were white and male -- and there was a much greater percentage of whites versus non-whites. Doesn't mean that this was the way it should have been, but I really dislike those who would denigrate this great achievement because it was not culturally correct by today's standards.
Nobody is denigrating anything - that's just Warren Henry's spin. Probably why he's commenting on other people's writing in a right-wing blog, and not doing actual journalism.
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Old 07-19-2019, 08:53 AM
 
Location: NC
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No it isn't. They linked the very quotes from WaPo and the NYT.


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Ad hominem and insult as response. Of course the quotes from the NYT and WaPo are right there. Why do you defend them without thought or question?




Your subject topic says they are "dumping on Apollo 11" The tweets you quoted don't show dumping. They ackowledge that it was a man's world back then (truth). Where is this dumping you speak of, or is it another lie?

Did WAPO or NYT say that the Astronauts on those missions were bad? Did they try to say they need to apologize? Did they tell them to go back to space, where they came from?


I've seen a lot more disrespect from RWNJ Conspirists who try to deny the missions ever happened in the first place. how do you feel about those people WK?
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Old 07-19-2019, 08:54 AM
 
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" WaPo & NYT Dump On Apollo 11 Moon Landing As A White, Male Enterprise - i.e Racist "

Back then, the WP & NYT were a white male enterprise. So, let's just crap on all their achievements.
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Old 07-19-2019, 09:09 AM
 
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WaPo and the NYT didn't have to make it about White Males.
OMG, they put Apollo 11 into a wider context, using it as a lead-in for commentary on 1960s society, including facts on gender and race? The fiends.

Who made some random Federalist writer the arbiter of what subjects should and should not be discussed regarding the Apollo program? Kinda reminds one of the entire Gamergate brouhaha - a bunch of insecure males being very offended that people dared comment on a subject they for some reason considered theirs and theirs alone.
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Old 07-19-2019, 09:11 AM
 
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Your subject topic says they are "dumping on Apollo 11" The tweets you quoted don't show dumping. They ackowledge that it was a man's world back then (truth). Where is this dumping you speak of, or is it another lie?
It's the Federalist - telling white males they're actually victims is part of what drives their traffic. It's a niche.
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Old 07-19-2019, 09:21 AM
 
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" WaPo & NYT Dump On Apollo 11 Moon Landing As A White, Male Enterprise - i.e Racist "

Back then, the WP & NYT were a white male enterprise. So, let's just crap on all their achievements.
What else was mostly white in the 60's?... besides everything
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