This is the news?

It’s amazing what you can find on Yahoo! News. And not in a good way. You’d think that the writers and editors for a site that is allegedly about news would know if socialist is a proper noun or a common one. But noooo:

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You’d think that they’d know how to proofread to find extraneous words. But noooo:

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And you’d think that a site that’s headquartered in the U.S. would employ folks who knew how to spell U.S. And who knew that Key West is the name of an island in Florida. But noooo:

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2 Responses to “This is the news?”

  1. lectorconstans Says:

    Not only the usual grammar and spelling errors, but one of fact: eclipses, both total and partial, are not rare. They may be rare for any given spot on Earth, but there are 1 or two every year, somewhere on the planet.. You just have to be willing and able to travel to get to them.

    This one was in fact rare – but I don’t know if the Yahoo! boffins mentioned it – because it was a hybrid eclipse: total in some parts of the path, annular in others.

    • Laura Says:

      You’re right about the “rare” event. Several people mentioned that in comments section of the article. And I don’t believe the writer explained why the event was “rare.”

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