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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Mixed (up) Media

My annoyances with the media reached a new height this week:

1. Network news reporter: "There was less military troops..."

2. Local tv news reporter: "Now...now....now...now...now..." 20 times in 45 seconds

3. Local tv news anchor another station: "Stu-dents (accent on 2nd syllable) are going back to school." The #1 area news anchor still hasn't learned how to speak correctly.

4. Local commercial for monument company: " They are kno-wen for..."

5. Local area newspaper featuring retirement of local official: information wrong in three different paragraphs

Where are these people getting their media college degrees? Someone needs to teach them how to speak correct English and to get their facts straight.

3 comments:

Bear Naked said...

"Where are these people getting their media college degrees? Someone needs to teach them how to speak correct English and to get their facts straight."

What is so sad is they all probably graduated with honours.

Bear((( )))

Prairie Gourmet said...

Let's hope not!

Jane said...

Getting the facts straight are one thing, but the great thing about language is that it's fluid.