Tuesday, June 2, 2009


In Monday's Nightly News story about the disappearance of Air France flight 447, Tom Costello told us that the plane went down in an area near the equator known as the Intertropical Convergence Zone. Unfortunately, an NBC on-screen graphic identified the region as the "Inter Tropical Covergence (sic) Zone". Aside from the fact that "intertropical" is supposed to be one word, Nightly News misspelled "convergence". Clearly, no one at Nightly News cares about accuracy in spelling. So why should we believe that they care about accuracy in reporting?

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