Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Nice spot!

Congratulations to Pavlov's Cat on picking up the Daily Mail on a howler.

As he says, he is "possibly being pedantic" – but facts are facts. Where were the fabled MSM fact-checkers on this one?

However, this is more than pedantry. Time and time again – as we observed earlier, the media displays its technical illiteracy. And when it cannot even get something so obviously right, what price its ability to understand more complex contemporary issues?

It would be interesting to observe the reaction of the MSM if a blogger made such an egregious error, but in the gilded world of the "professional" media, such mistakes are quietly glossed over and the machine grinds on.