There has been much buzz lately about major media outlets erroneously reporting the news. Fox and CNN both botched the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, and last week NBC horrified the millions when it tried to say that Neil Young had died, not Neil Armstrong.
But perhaps the confusion came from a mix of events. Neil Armstrong was equated with Neil Young because he sings “Needle and the Damage Done,” which applies to a different Armstrong. NBC was thinking about Lance being doped to the gills and got to humming themselves some Neil Young. Before they could snap out of it, bam: they tell the world Neil Young is dead.