Possibly the worst ‘reporting’ of 2012

In what is likely to be the worst bit of writing from a Yahoo! News staffer — and possibly the year’s worst writing by a professional anywhere — I feel silly pointing out the missing hyphen in high-profile. It’s the other errors that are egregious and a disgrace to Yahoo! and the writing profession.

It starts with the writer’s allegation that there was a trial on (yes, the writer said on) actual priest molesters:

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Let’s be clear: No actual priests were molested. There was, however, a trial of priests accused of molestation.

But wait, there’s more! There’s a football couch (which is where you sit to watch football if someone has already staked out the recliner) and it’s called Joe Paterno:

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And there’s still more! The “writer” should have removed of and paid more attention to the child development center. I don’t think we needed to be told that the football program was stripped of football victories. And we certainly didn’t need the out-and-out lies about Jerry Sandusky’s denials throughout the trial (he never spoke or testified during the trial) and his sentence (he faced a maximum of 442 years, but was sentenced to 60):

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I don’t know who wrote this pile of crap. The article has no byline. Smart move.

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