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The Easy Way Out

The Easy Way Out Nireekshak THE "triumph and tragedy in space" as Free Press Journal announced the death of the three Russian cosmonauts, elicited flashes of sub-editorial genius for display from more than one newspaper. It was the lead story in every newspaper on July 1, and continued to stay on the front pages at any rate until the funeral of the cosmonauts in Moscow. Nevertheless, the Press made little effort scientifically to inquire into the- disaster or otherwise to provide technical and scientific information on the Russian experiment; Indian Express, for example, while making a point of covering all the American moonshots in great technical and other detail, showed no anxiety whatever to delve below the surface of the obvious facts relating to the Soyuz flight and disaster which were relayed by the news agencies.

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