Monday, December 16, 2013

Learn From This Mistake

There were a couple of glaring media mistakes recently

The online Ragister ran this headline for a story about the Iowa Board of Parole.

Three exits since September burden Iowa Board of Patrol

The Capitol Square Crapper corrected the story, but not before we saved a copy for posterity and the scientific is united in that fact.

On the national level, NBC News online had the story of a plane crash in the waters off of my favorite island country of Hawaii

The story gave the time of the incident as at around 3:15 p.m. local time (10:15 a.m. ET)

That's a 19 hour time difference.

At this time of year there is only 5 hours time difference between Hawaii and the east coast.

Therefore, if the time was 3:15 p.m. in Hawaii, it would be 8:15 p.m. in New York.

As an aside, I'm surprised the birthers haven't gone bat crap crazy, as the only person killed in the crash was the health director who approved the release of President Obama’s birth certificate.


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