NBCNews.com Screws Up, Reports Astronaut ‘Neil Young’ Dies

By Alex Weprin Comment

While I gave NBC News credit for breaking the news of astronaut Neil Armstrong’s death, someone at NBCNews.com screwed up big time with this headline, confusing Neil Armstrong and Neil Young:

No, Neil Young was not an astronaut, and is not dead. The current version of the story has the following correction: “Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story included the wrong name in the headline.”