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Motorcycle riders died doing what they love, says newspaper

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by TheSportsPredictor, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Someone will be apologizing for this lede:

  2. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Not many people love impacting with a solid object at 45 miles per hour.
  3. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Lazy reporters and writers constantly do this sort of thing. I remember reading a story about a guy who drowned while out fishing, and he had also supposedly died doing what he loved. Unless he really did love choking on water and algae, but I doubt it.
  4. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    As an aside, gotta love the comment from Mr. Gung-Ho Marine about how you don't "win" a medal, you "earn" one, and obviously the reporter is "a very liberal person or just incredibly stupid, most likely both, this being Ohio," because he doesn't know the difference.

    Thanks for your tolerance, dickweed.
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    23-year-old man killed yesterday in my town while riding his bike to work. He was very passionate about riding instead of driving and meticulously planned his route. He was hit by a school bus. Yep, a local TV station's online story said "he died doing what he loved most."
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    It's the same kind of guy who gets all in a twist when you refer to a Marine as a "soldier."

    Get over yourself already.
  7. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    See that all the time. Rains hard, it's a monsoon. Temp goes below 40 F, it's Arctic-like.
  8. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Don't forget holiday stories about dieters fighting the "Battle of the Bulge."
  9. Kolchak

    Kolchak Member

    Was it a battle of the bulge for the ages?
  10. TopSpin

    TopSpin Member

    What's wrong with that? If a reporter writes about the service branches, I'd hope they know the difference between a soldier, Marine, sailor and airman. Knowing the military also prevents a reporter from referring to a rifle as a machine gun.
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    LOL. We're going to rip the Marine for pointing out a reporter's mistake because he was a big meanie in pointing it out?

    Isn't this basic stuff a reporter should know?
  12. dirtybird

    dirtybird Active Member

    Since we're parsing language, it's bronze star recipient in the case of this story.

    Sounds like something basic a marine should know.
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