Monday, August 5, 2013

At The Atlantic Wire, there are no rules

Above is the opening paragraph in "Egyptian Photographer May Have Captured His Own Death During Protests" on Yahoo! Canada News (via The Atlantic Wire) on July 10, 2013. The first sentence is fine, but then there's the second sentence: the word the should be inserted between is and ending, soldier is misspelled as solider - twice! - and abruptly gets outrageously mangled to become abrpublty. Then,

in the fourth/final paragraph, there are two cases of soliders instead of soldiers. For the entire article there are two cases of solider and two cases of soliders, and zero cases of soldier and zero cases of soldiers. You're batting a thousand there, Dashiell Bennett, which would normally be great but it's for the wrong team. Also, is should be inserted between it and still, Mulsim should be Muslim, and breakup should be broken up to become break up. Click an image to enlarge it.

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