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Nice error, AP

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MTM, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    From an article about a Web site that tells people when it's a good time to go the bathroom while at a movie:
    The mid-movie dash to the restroom can turn us into calculating Hussein Bolt wannabes: Ah, this looks like a lull -- time to dash.
    Shame on the writer for not looking up the name of the Olympic champion and more shame on the editors for letting it through.
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member


    Just kidding. :)
  3. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    While we're at it, the guy covering swimming in Rome -- Paul Newberry -- is pathetic. On Wednesday, it took me an hour to produce a coherent 20-inch story from his drivel. He mentioned three world records being broken. Never wrote the time of the record nor the time of the old record. I had to go to the agate to find them and add them to the story.
    And he's yucking it up too much: For those of you who have lost track, that's 29 -- yes, 29 -- world records at this meet.
    The people he thinks he's writing down to aren't going to read about swimming anyway.
  4. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Newberry is normally fantastic. And he's great people, in my experience.

    That's all I got.
  5. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    Never met him, never had an opinion on his work until this week.
  6. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    He was the longtime top guy in the Atlanta bureau, until he got bumped up to national a few years back.

    Not so sure that one non-Olympic-year swimming story is enough to form an opinion, just sayin'. ;)
  7. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    just remember to use "new record" as much as possible in your stories.
  8. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    Not just one story, it has been the same crap all week, but I'm done bagging on him.
  9. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    It is all a bit much (one 1,000-word story per day?), but I appreciate his enthusiasm and would rather have that than someone just cranking out vanilla copy.
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