NBC News Reports Death Of “Astronaut Neil Young”
NBC News was one of the first to learn of the death of astronaut Neil Armstrong on Saturday, but instead announced the death of astronaut Neil … Young.
“Astronaut Neil Young, first man to walk on moon, dies at age 82,” read the NBC News headline shortly after 3 pm EST, which was tweeted out and picked up by thousands of others before it was changed.
As a refresher, Neil Young is a 66-year-old rock star who is very much alive.
Neil Armstrong, an American hero and the first man to walk on the moon, died on Saturday a few weeks after heart surgery.
One would think they’d be aware of the difference.