Wednesday, January 13, 2010
A Bad Spell
On Monday's Nightly News, an on-screen transcript of a quote by Mark McGwire spelled the word "steroids" as "steriods". At the end of Sunday's broadcast, Deputy National Security Advisor (and NSC Chief of Staff) Denis McDonough was identified on-screen as "Dennis" McDonough. Last Wednesday (Jan. 6), Richard Engel interviewed a man who was identified as the director of the "Saana (sic) Institute for Arabic Language". These careless mistakes should not be happening on a national network newscast. Are any of the Nightly News editors or producers actually paying attention to what they put up on the screen? It would appear not.