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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #75 on: November 09, 2017, 11:30:01 AM »
1. Once or twice a week, The Record print edition puts the Main and Sports sections inside a 1.5-page overlay ad, where the top of the half front pages are copies of the real pages and line up perfectly with the actual front pages. Didn't quite line up today.


2. "phrase" - not "phase"


3. "too" - not "to" (how did they manage to get it right just 3 words later?)


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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #76 on: November 10, 2017, 07:22:44 PM »
1. Major screw-up here when the paper has no idea what country the president was in last Tuesday.


2. Lesser screw-ups here. The first one should be "Derek" and the second one is extremely obbbvious.


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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #77 on: November 11, 2017, 01:00:00 PM »
1&2. The error is in the second one, but because that enlargement cuts out most of the headline, I've included the full headline first.

It's another article about how Puerto Rico is still struggling because of Hurricane Maria. The problem is that the sub-headline says that the storm happened 7 months ago, while the first line of the second paragraph states - correctly - that it occurred 7 weeks ago. While I'm sure it must feel like 7 months ago to those affected, this mistake is just thoughtless.


3. If it's inspired by Gulen, then you have to use a hyphen: Gulen-inspired.


4. Speaking of hyphens, the underlined "word" is in dire need of one: male-centric.


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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #78 on: November 14, 2017, 06:05:15 PM »
From yesterday:

1. The QB's first name is Jameis - not James.


Today:

2. The caption on an almost-identical photo of McAdoo (see my November 8 post) said he was "reacting". Today, it's the dreaded "looks on". Both captions are uninformative, empty-headed and created without the benefit of a single brain cell.


3. They're "discussing a play"? Seriously?


4. The last letter of the last word in the last sentence of the last paragraph? SOOOOOOO close!


4a. If The Record wrote song titles...............


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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #79 on: November 15, 2017, 04:04:33 PM »
1. Wow! They actually remember that he was TALKING in this 18 year-old photo! And because he has a HEADSET on, he couldn't possibly be whistling, sucking on a lemon ball or grimacing as a Jets QB gets clotheslined. Remarkable!


2. Shouldn't there be a "to" after "close"?


3. "Everyday" is an adjective. It should read, "every day". An everyday activity is something you do every day.


4. This is the Jets' bye week............at least I thought it was. But according to the writer, it's their bye year because he says that the next game is on September 26 (OK - bye 10 months).
Absolutely sloppy!


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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #80 on: November 15, 2017, 05:15:03 PM »
Because I'll be out of commission for a while, this might be a good time to wrap this up. If "my favorite paper" doesn't get the point by now - and they clearly don't - they never will. Of course, if I see something in the future that's SO remarkably stupid, I reserve the right to share it with people who have at least a minor command of the language and its rules. Feel free to post any glaring miscues yourself.

Since I've already posted today's stumbles, I'll leave you with something that - while technically not incorrect - is something that the paper has been doing since the takeover that's SO lazy, limiting, annoying (and frequent), that I've been collecting them for for the last 3 weeks or so, just to see how many there would be and how often they resort to this cheap excuse for a story.

The answer is 22 (plus one bit of sarcomicastic relief). Unfortunately, I can only include 20 images in a post, so 3 were omitted.

If you want to write for The Record and your favorite number isn't 5, you're out, because everything can be explained, solved and used as filler through the magic of FIVE.

How else would you explain the over-dependence on this lazy tool?

Ready? (and why is there a period in the first one?............plus, they doubled-down on 5 in the last image on a topic that grips the heart and soul of every reader)




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