Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Incredibly Stupid Nightly News Producers

How incredibly stupid are the Nightly News producers? Wednesday's "Making A Difference" segment was about New Orleans chef Greg Reggio, who threw a big party for the tornado-stricken people of Joplin. In the story, a Nightly News caption identified Reggio as a "Chef and Restauranteur [sic]". When I saw that, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. There is no "n" in "restaurateur". It's like the Nightly News producers have never used a dictionary. Not a paper dictionary, not an on-line dictionary. It's like they don't even know how to use Google. These kinds of mistakes happen over and over and over on Nightly News. And they just don't care. So if they can't get the small things right, how on earth are we supposed to trust them with the big things?

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