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Bury head in kitty litter...pretend OK

Don't they teach this stuff in journalism school???

Posted on 2010.10.20 at 14:54
 There's been a bomb threat made towards a Pennsylvania courthouse. The journalists wrote "A bomb scare was called in..." 

Uh, *no*. It's a bomb *threat*.  It's only downgraded to a "scare" when the bomb squad declares it a scare. Until then, it's a *threat*. 

WTF, people?  Don't they teach this stuff in journalism school anymore??

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Mary Osmanski
maryosmanski at 2010-10-20 23:43 (UTC) (Link)
That level of incompetence with word choice sounds fairly typical for the newspaper in the small town in PA where I live.
lyonessnyc
lyonessnyc at 2010-10-21 00:53 (UTC) (Link)
It's from WJAC's FB page, from a repost of their Twitter feed. I'd subscribed to their FB page when I found extensive coverage of that accident we'd stopped for, and never "unliked" the page. Sometimes it's interesting for small-town news, but sometimes it creates a more headdesk effect on me. :D
handlebar605 at 2010-10-21 14:33 (UTC) (Link)
in the movie "Hot Fuzz," the Citizens Watch, killed people, because of Bad Acting and Bad grammar & spelling (they were making the community look bad)
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