Document Anlysis 3 sputnik - John Ewing Professor Kinzer Document Analysis#3 Example of a Newspaper Article Response to Sputnik Harry Schwartz New York

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John Ewing 10/11/07 Professor Kinzer Document Analysis #3 Example of a Newspaper Article Response to Sputnik Harry Schwartz, New York Times , “Intelligence and ‘Moon’: A Review of Apparent Shortcomings in Official Estimates of Soviet Power,” October 8, 1957. In the New York Times , the initial reporting of Sputnik I successfully being launched into orbit by the Russians was released with a sense of shock and surprise rather than something that had been expected. Although the White House announced that they expected an approaching launch of a satellite into space by the Russians, the New York Times had no articles on an imminent launch of Russian satellites prior to October 5, 1957, the day after Sputnik I went into orbit. All Americans, as well as the New York Times , seemed to be taken aback by the successful launch. Moreover, the New York Times reported that democratic senators criticized the republican government for Sputnik

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