Thursday, March 20, 2008

New Theme Needed?

Looks like I'm going to have to add a new theme for discussion on this blog: Boeing BS Watch.

Boeing's Mark McGraw is a one front-man disinformatsia machine! Today he was on Hugh Hewitt regurgitating some of the blather he's put out earlier and just in time for Hugh's show he comes up with another topic to complain about: the KC-45 isn't projected to be able to refuel the V-22.

Hugh asked if this was acknowledged in the process and (gasp!) it was. So is Boeing's point to ridicule the AF's judgement some more, or is it to criticize the KC-45? It's getting harder to tell.

I'll post excerpts of an e-mail I sent Mr. Hewitt after the segment asking him to please get the Northrop Grumman KC-45 program manager on the show for the sake of balance. Hugh is pretty good about not just asking for responses to comments made by earlier guests and keeping the 'second guy' in the reaction mode. And if it happens, then hopefully the NG rep will get more on the offensive mode - goodness knows Boeing's handing them the ammo.

This is going to get even uglier if Boeing insists on arguing everything BUT why they lost: "We really aren't sure" is getting lame very fast.

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