Media Fails for Jun10.2013
Catching up on a few back-logged media goofs
from the last few months.
Who raped whom?
Abdi Guled, Feb05.13
[Just to get this straight: this moron AP reporter accuses the Somali
reporter of rape, when it was the Somali reporter who went to prison for
reporting the rape. Anytime the word "rape" appears in an
article, someone should go to the trouble of proofreading the article.]
MOGADISHU, Somalia — A Mogadishu court on Tuesday handed down one-year
prison sentences to a woman who said she was raped by security forces and a
reporter who interviewed her.
USSCt -- handing more down big, whatever that means
MSNBC, front page Jun08.13
If you can understand this one, the Daily Mail has an
editor's position for you.
Daily Mail, front page Jun08.13
Died on the back of an envelope -- probably stamped.
Mail, Becky Lewis, Jun09.13
A local lawyer has told the newspaper that Amphoux's will has
been uncovered and that it was written in the weeks before he died on the back
of an envelope.
It's their language, so I guess they can butcher it if
Daily Mail, Front Page, Feb26.13
Not just run-on, but run-on non-sense.
Mail, Thursday, Mar28.13
[This one is an interesting time-warp: catching today perps who are cutting
through a cable yesterday.]
Today Egypt's coastguard caught three divers cutting through an undersea
Internet cable on Wednesday, the army said, the first suggestion criminals might
be involved in days of severed connections and disruptions online.
This is basically one of those WTF? lines that only the DM
could come up with.
Mail, Guy Walters, May29.13
[If half are under 25, does that mean a quarter cannot be in their 8th
decade? Something is implied in this statement that is not stated -- maybe
it's Mr. Walters' IQ.]
And Islam has age on its side. Whereas a half of British
Muslims are under 25, almost a quarter of Christians are approaching their
Circumcised T-rex goes viral
Mail, Jill Reilly, May30.13
the photo of the T-Rex attacking the wedding has been spread all over the Net,
the DM was kind enough to provide the close-up to show that even though he doesn’t
have a yarmulke, he is definitely Jewish.]
Sorry, dude. It's not paranoia when they're actually
trying to kill you.
Berezovsky led a solitary existence in his London home,
surrounding himself with high-level security and a team of bodyguards which
included ex-members of the Israeli secret service Mossad. The tycoon was
reportedly paranoid after several assassination attempts against him.
English butchered by DM, Part II
Mail, Laura Collins, Feb05.13
Her was so closely
guarded that her name has been on a 'need to know' basis for the vast majority
of the State Trooper and federal agents working this case.
English butchered by DM, Part III
[Anonymous DM reporter on "new Amityville horror." Anonymity
and stupidity are mutually reinforcing.]
The child was 'a victim of violence,' said Suffolk police Det. Lt. Jack
Fitzpatrick, confirming there were visible signs of harm. He said the children
was a student at a local school, which he would not identify, but they did not
attend class Wednesday.
DM doubles down on Oprah Oprah
Daily Mail, Jan17.13
[Headline on front page]
Bikini wax makes lice, endangers species
Add this to the list of ever
growing reasons to praise the bikini wax - it may have made pubic lice and
English butchered by DM, Part IV
Mail, Snejana Farberov, Helen Pow, James Nye, Jan13.13
[This may be the DM-butchered-English record. Three
reporters, 4 screw-ups in 3 successive sentences.]
up the cameras to lie in wait for whoever [sic]was to return to pick up
the hardware, the investigators led by Secret Service Agent Michael placed them
in a closet. The surveillance images show Swartz entering the closet three days
in a room [sic] and on January 6th 2011 an observing campus police
officer saw Swartz attempt to leave MIT property with the laptop and hard drive.
Using his white bicylce helmet as a mask, Swartz attempts to cover his face from
the camera's [sic] as he tries to retrieve the computer equipment that he
left their [sic] weeks before.