Wednesday, August 26, 2009
(Not) Making The Grade
On Monday, Nightly News began a "special series of reports on education" called "Making The Grade". Apparently, the purpose of these reports is to evaluate the state of education in the U.S. Meanwhile, ten minutes earlier, during Andrea Mitchell's story about CIA torture techniques, the phrase "sexual humilation" (sic) was put up on the screen. (The correct spelling is "humiliation".) Does anyone else see the irony in misspelling a word on the same broadcast as a report on education? Clearly, the Nightly news editors and producers are not making the grade.