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The “experts” don’t always get it right…

We recently unearthed two different newspapers which scream the reality “the experts are often wrong”.  The first report was an early review of “Gone With The Wind [1]” which was not favorable (issue #580564 [2]).  The 2nd was a statement concerning Babe Ruth [3] which occurred soon after he was traded to The New York Yankees [4] which questioned whether he would be an impact player (issue #581104 [5]).  Interestingly enough, the opinion was given by Billy Evans, one of the most famous umpires (and member of the Hall of Fame) of all time.  Feel free to comment on similar finding of your own.  In the meantime, enjoy the reports:

Gone With The Wind… [6]

Babe Ruth…


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2 Comments To "The “experts” don’t always get it right…"

#1 Comment By Paul Sarna On 03/28/2011 @ 11:43 pm

I guess these 2 writers will think twice before going out on a limb, but I guess you can expect these things in especially, opinion and editorial journalism where people bring their personal baggage to a story.
What is fascinating are items like the early Titanic reports where the ship has struck an iceberg, but the liner is making it’s way to Nova Scotia with everybody on board safe. With those, I guess the White Star Line was “buying time” or something…and their office in New York City was very close to all the old newspaper buildings in lower Manhattan which probably helped (for about an hour!)

#2 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 03/29/2011 @ 10:31 am

Thanks Paul. Unfortunately it is often hard to determine the difference between reports which are innocently inaccurate and those which have been influenced by outside factors.