Friday, November 27, 2015

Oh, come on, Newsweek

Copy-paste oops? Did ya read it before you posted?

Thursday, November 26, 2015

A Third Percent?

Was a half, now a third percent. I think they meant it went from half to a third. Happily, lots of other people called Newsweek out on this, too.
They've deleted the tweet and updated it:

Monday, November 23, 2015

Who was pregnant?

The pastor's wife was pregnant, not the pastor. This should be "the pastor's pregnant wife".
Sadly, it was AP's fault. I'm sure the local station just copied it:

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Misleading title and context

"no family members stepped forward to make funeral arrangements" is very different than "no records of living family members could be found". The title and original statement make it sound like his family didn't care, which is not the case if you read the article.

Too Much Coffee?

This is so sad it's almost funny. I make these mistakes all the time, but I don't send before I correct them, and I'm not a News agency.

How Does A Pedestrian Crash?

Okay, this may be news-speak with which I am not familiar, but how does a pedestrian crash? I assume (!) they mean a crash involving a pedestrian.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Again vs Against

Once again, not once against. Come on, Newsweek - it's only 11 words to review before you hit Send.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


It's reportedly. He had reportedly taken ...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Wow, two in a row

Must be the same person writing these. "Holidays" is plural, not possessive. Lose the apostrophe.

Holidays are not possessive

"Holidays" is not possessive here. Lose the apostrophe.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Oh, AP, So Disappointed

It's a 2-day event, but it's 2 days of auctions (no hyphen). AP, you're better than this. C'mon.

Friday, November 6, 2015

To dash or not?

He is only four years old, but he is a four-year-old boy. Lose the dashes/hyphens since it's not followed by a noun..

What About Them?

Are they closing?

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Lost & Found

You're lost, then you're found. It's not a difficult concept.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Ex-husbands Splitting Up?

Her ex-husbands are talking about splitting up? That's how I first read this. Turns out her exes are talking about her recent split from her current husband. How about "talk about her latest split"?

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Partents ... should be parents. A brief review of the typed words would have caught that.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Get Your Tenses Right

Four people were murdered - past tense. Only 13 words you needed to review.