With competent editors, maybe Yahoo! News staffers will stop meddling with the language:
Seriously, have you ever heard of someone meddling of anything? Me neither. The correction expression is meddling in or meddling with.
Let’s take the charitable view and call this a typo on Yahoo! News:
Typo or egregious grammatical error? Doesn’t matter when it’s in a headline that big. It looks really bad.
I know that Donald Trump is a “birther” — someone who alleges that President Obama wasn’t born in the United States, in spite of enormous evidence to the contrary. Now it appears that according to Yahoo! News the Koch brothers are also birthers:
Or maybe not. When trying to decipher a typo, there’s always a chance of misinterpreting the writer’s intent.
Actually, this is the perfect time for discreet and the absolutely wrong time for discrete:
Unless the Yahoo! News writer meant the subject was looking for a psychiatrist in separate parts, she should have used discreet, which means “possessed of, exercising, or showing prudence and self-restraint in speech and behavior.”
Where have the editors at Yahoo! News been during the past decade? Didn’t they read about Osama bin Laden and absorb the correct capitalization of his name?
I guess it could be worse. At least they didn’t refer to him as Obama bin Laden this time.