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Matt Revington

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January 5, 2019, 80 years since Earhart declared dead
« on: January 06, 2019, 10:28:47 AM »

Time marked the anniversary with the article linked below, I liked the extensive quotes from the 1937 reporting in Time , it gives a feel for what the world was thinking about her fate then.

http://time.com/5486999/amelia-earhart-disappearance-theories/
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Re: January 5, 2019, 80 years since Earhart declared dead
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2019, 01:08:23 PM »

TIME is being much gentler with Amelia than they were in 1937.  They say, "For her last hurrah, she began by flying from Oakland, Calif., to Miami, where she announced that for her last flight, she would fly around the world. Her goals were “to establish the feasibility of circling the globe by commercial air travel” and “to determine just how human beings react under strain and fatigue,” TIME reported."

That quote is taken out of context.  It's from a March 29, 1937 article in TIME that reported the accident in Hawaii. The full quote is, "Between 1924 and 1933 the globe was girdled six times by aircraft. Last year, when Pan American started carrying passengers across the Pacific, Reporters Herbert Elkins and Leo Kieran circled the globe on commercial airlines. Soon after, Pan American's president Juan Terry Trippe and a party of friends also flew around the world on commercial airlines.  Last week, Aviatrix Amelia Earhart Putnam took off from Oakland "to establish the feasibility of circling the globe by commercial air travel" and "to determine just how human beings react under strain and fatigue."

In their reporting on Earhart, TIME was consistently snarky and mocking.  They considered her a publicity-seeking phony.

The current TIME article also butchers the facts about TIGHAR's work and fails to mention there have been four, not one, failed deep sea searches around Howland.
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