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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by shockey, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    nothing major here, but even when i agree with his premise i enjoy nitpicking at freeman:


    my point: the last and only time the jets won the super bowl (jan. 12, 1969) richard nixon was NOT the president. freeman's point would've been hammered home even more had he checked and discovered LBJ was still the prez. nixon wasn't inaugurated until january 20. ;D ;D ;D

    c'mon, i'm a pretty fair copy editor, no?
  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Freeman must have been using John Kerry's calendar.

    One thing that Ryan gives the Jets that they have not had in a long time is a bit of a swagger. Now they must back it up on the field, but they are off to a good start.

    I'd much rather listen to Ryan than the sullen Mangini -- who treated every event like he was a POW.
  3. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Thank you, and fixed. :)

    One of the would-be fact checkers
  4. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    glad to help, sf. please think of me kindly when my newspaper days end and i'm scrambling for employment. ;) ;) ;)

    too bad you fixed it so quickly, though. less time for others to pile on, darnit! now it looks like i concocted the whole thing. once again, mike's editors save his butt.

    bravo, my friend. bravo.
  5. woodstein

    woodstein New Member

    Nixon was inaugurated Jan. 20, like every president since FDR
  6. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    True. The original post is wrong, too. Four days less wrong, perhaps, but still dead wrong on the date.

    BTW, pretty cool site:

  7. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    fixed. thanks. ;)
  8. maberger

    maberger Member

    so, just to be clear:
    the guy who complained about the facts being wrong, got the facts wrong himself?
  9. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Ironic, but not like ray-eee-aaain on your wedding day. ;D
  10. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    sheesh, i misremembered the date after looking it up and fixed it upon correction. cut me some slack, friends.

    at least i looked it up. mikey obviously didn't bother. i had the correct prez at the timee point, which was sort of the point. mikey didn't.

    spare me the wisecracks for the times i trult merit them -- which are often supplied. you can bank on it. i'm much more careful with my work than i am with leisurely posts on a message board. appreciate y'all keeping me sharp regardless. ;) ;) ;)
  11. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    It's still a great catch. And Shockey's assertion went out to a (slightly) smaller audience ...
  12. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    no. the GUY got the fact right. the precise date was besides the point. but i was happy to fix it.
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