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Oh, for God's sake, AP...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Starman, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Did the world really need a 30-inch story, and multimedia package, with graphics, photos and video, on the fact that David Beckham will NOT play for the next six weeks?

    ::) ::)

    I can only sumrise that Beth Harris was trying to be droll here:

    With AP breathlessly pumping out ledes and updates every time Beckham lightly tickles his left testicle, not too much danger of that.

  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I think Becks has somebody to tickle his testicles for him.

    That might be worth a spot of AP video ...
  3. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    That's the thing, Starman. Becks is a big thing abroad, and AP isn't writing strictly for those of us in the U.S. Overkill? Probably. But given the hype that has followed this circus, it would have been inconsistent for this to be available as, at most, a four-paragraph brief.
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    We bitch when AP doesn't send a story on time. We bitch when AP doesn't send complete information. We bitch when AP makes a mistake in a story.

    Now we're bitching for AP doing a story at all? For fuck's sake, Starman. If you don't like it, don't use it.
  5. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Not only not droll, but as fundamental a mistake as 'could of.' Dampen means to make wet; damp means to reduce enthusiasm.
  6. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

  7. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Hilarious. ::)
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Agree. I side with AP on many things. It's 30 inches and a mulitmedia package.

    So convert it into a two-sentence item in briefs.
  9. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    I ran 12 inches of it.

    It wasn't hard to trim.
  10. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    What doc said.

    Geez, get over it.
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