Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The editor's day off

There are several issues with this paragraph from "Langley runaway issues Facebook apology" on CBC News online on June 20, 2011. I watched the YouTube video apology, and in the part that the writer is quoting from Mandy McPhee actually said, "Life moves pretty fast" - in fact, that was also the title of the video, which has now been removed from YouTube. Also, there should be an apostrophe in it's and another R in referring. The worst error, however, is the butchering of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Where's the apostrophe? Why aren't day and off capitalized? Awful. The movie's title has been fixed, but the other errors remain. Click the image to enlarge it.

Update: Oops! I overlooked another brutal error. The headline refers to a Facebook apology, but the apology was a video on YouTube and there is actually nothing at all in the article about Facebook. Go ahead and explain that, CBC.

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