UK "Daily Fail": Gratuitous Stupidity, Part II
It's not every month I have the honor and
obligation of going after the Daily Mail twice in one week, but my backlog of
Daily Fail goofs is getting out of hand. Here's a few more, and just to
show you I have no bias, a few other MSM brain-ded editor goofs are
Right in the middle of the tense war-mongering by Obama and Kerry
against Assad, Anthony Bond and David Martosko of the DM
ran a story on how Kerry had been sucking up to Assad years
ago. They ran this photo, as did about every other MSM
outlet. But it was the DM's caption on the front page that set it
apart from all the rest.
Never mind the factual BS about leaning in and appearing in deep
conversation. Never mind the sexist "as their wives look
on." What caught my eye was the absolutely vital detail that
there was a waiter. Like, WTF? We've got the world on the
verge of WWIII and this twit of an editor is drawing our attention to
the freaking waiter???
But it gets better: not just any waiter, here. Ho, no.
This waiter is delivering green drinks. (And if you look closely,
they have straws!! Never a good sign.) And most worrisome of
all is the indisputable fact that those drinks "appear to look like
cocktails." It's not that they look like cocktails, or that
they appear to be cocktails. This is more serious -- they appear
to look like cocktails, and that is a whole different thing, especially
when it comes to detente.
DM, Oct29.2013, Richard Shears
Unfortunately, in this case "despearte" got the better of
This is, by definition, not "without incident." Story
"At least four people were dead and possibly
four more were wounded in two separate but related shootings in Dallas
and DeSoto Wednesday night. Dallas police responded to a shooting call
in the 7100 block of Long Canyon Trail in Dallas and found four
gunshot victims, two of whom were deceased, NBC 5 reported. The
suspect in that shooting then fled to DeSoto and was involved in a
second shooting scene in the 100 block of Galleria Drive, where
officers found another four people shot, two of whom were deceased.
DeSoto police took the suspected shooter into custody without
And then there was this lucky bastard who just found out that his solicitor
has backed off:
"The 59-year-old comedian, who is due to perform in
Torquay tonight, spoke out for the first time after being told that he will not
be prosecuted by his solicitor."
Salon/AP, Jul03.2013 Story
If you were thinking editorial brain-dedness is strictly a British
trait . . . nope.
Daily Times of Delaware, Jul03.2013, Jenny DeHuff
"Dispending medications" has gotta' be good for 10 years,
but writing a phrase like "unqualified to do none of it" has
to be good for 20.
"Prosecutors said Gullickson and Laing
performed risky operations like root canals, tooth extractions,
installing crowns and braces, taking X-rays, dispending medications
and injecting numbing agents, while unqualified to do none of
DM, Jul05.2013, Steve Robson
Given the DM's constant attacks on those -- mostly
immigrants -- whose English is less than perfect, I can't help but call
the world's attention to the fact that these DM people wouldn't know
proper English if it sat up in their porridge bowl and spat in their
face. This is inexcusable.
"His wife and daughter was questioned after an
investigation by the Department of Work and Pensions."
DM, Jul02.2013, front page photo caption.
Once more now . . . she faces how many years?
"Ingrid Lederhaas-Okun, 46, (pictured) is
accused of stealing 164 pieces including diamond bracelets, rings and
pendants from the New York luxury brand. She faces up to 20 years in
jail if found guilty. She faces up to 30 years in jail if found
guilty. Lederhaas-Okun was arrested at her home in the upmarket
community of Darien, Connecticut. The 46-year-old has been charged
with wire fraud and interstate transportation of stolen
DM, Jun30.2013, Rosie Taylor
Rosie, Rosie, Rosie . . . how many times we gotta' tell you, girl,
just because two people are lovers doesn't mean they're having an
affair. And, BTW, was Crymble jailed for 20 years with Ferguson,
or did she kill the husband with Ferguson. And one last thing,
dear: when you graduate from middle school to high school, will the DM
give you a raise? Story.
Reuters, Jun18.2013, John Shiffman/Kirstina Cooke/Mark Hosenball
It's a weird way to "peak" if you ask me.
MSNBC, Jun13.2013, Tracey Jarett Original story
has been cleaned up.
When the cops tell you to evict your car, you better damn well
comply, even if you have no idea what they're talking about.
DM, Jun17.2013, front page
Another damn blade snaps off in north London.
DM, Jun18.2013, front page
But as to those who lacked capacity in 2012, no problemo, no charge.
"Henretta Offae (left) and Titilago Ajala
(right) both deny 19 charges - one for every resident affected - of
ill treatment or neglect of a person who lacks a capacity in