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Killing kittens?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Frank_Ridgeway, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    Romenesko links to a story about a California paper, as a joke, changing "holding a kitten" to "strangling a kitten" in an AP story:


    Romenesko writes:

    The AP piece said an LA councilman "held a kitten at a City Hall news conference" while a pet sterilization ordinance was signed. Two staffers at the North County Times changed "held" to "strangled." Editor Kent Davy tells readers: "We have fired the editor who initiated the unfortunate 'joke.' And we have suspended a second editor who failed to keep the error out of print."
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Wow. Leave the bad jokes to SportsJournalists.com, people.
  3. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    Obviously, this "joke" wasn't meant to see the light of day.

    Just goes to reinforce the old adage: Don't put something on your computer screen you wouldn't want to see in print.
  4. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Is that really an old adage? Kind of wordy, isn't it? ;)
  5. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
  6. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    I read the title and thought, "What does pleasuring yourself have to do with journalism?"
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Johnny Smith, Jimmy Jones, Some Fucker, Tommy White, Jerry Jackson...
  8. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Roasted Nuts.
  9. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    I know that is a site favorite.
    But, I love this one. On some levels, it is worse than Roasted Nuts. It was in the book, "The Tabloid From Hell." The cops found a decapitated head and discovered it had AIDS. With fears what they were, it led to this gem:

  10. funky_mountain

    funky_mountain Active Member

    isn't an adage old by the nature of its definition? is there such a thing as a new adage? :p
  11. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Look before you leap.
  12. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    You can tune a piano, but you can't tuna fish.
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