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Why we miss copy editors, part whatever

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    This makes me want to chute someone. Yeah, nobody's perfect. I'm sure our site has missed a few things here and there but this one ought to jump out at you? This is not a knock on the site so much as further proof (like we need it) that when you take eyes away from the copy, stuff slips through that shouldn't:

    Rizzo said it was the team's "first major international signing."

    "We were very aggressive out of the shoot with Maya," Rizzo said. "We thought he could have an instant impact at the Major League level for the long-term."
     
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    What chu talkin' about? I don't sea a problem with that.
     
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, I no. I'm just being pick-ee.
     
  4. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Who wrote it?
     
  5. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    A guy who had a scare when his parashoot didn't open.
     
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    You can't blame the copy editor for not changing a direct quote. Rizzo probably said it that way.
     
  7. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    don't chute the messenger
     
  8. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    A good reporter asks if he means chute/shoot and then explains both by reciting their dictionary definition and using them in a sentence.
     
  9. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    On topic, but off topic: Do a search on the AP wire for Strasburg, and half of the stories will spell his first name "Steven." Really? This guy can't sneeze without getting a story written about it, and some AP writers still can't spell his name?
     
  10. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    I've also seen a few "Strasberg"s
     
  11. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    very clever
     
  12. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    The problem is growing worse in other areas, too.

    Our kids don't think incorrect spelling or bad grammar is a big deal, and neither do their friends.

    Makes me want to chute someones, to.
     
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