Tuesday, January 11, 2011

As the snow flys...

We live in an age where technology rules the roost, right? Media companies are rushing to get news out to the masses on a timely basis. However, too many times do papers put an online edition out and not double check their facts (or in the case of the attached picture, grammar and spelling).

I am in no part immune to the mis spells and bad grammar. I've had my fair share of red squiggles in my documents, but at least I'm not getting paid to write (and further upload) pivotal information.

Massachusetts is expecting another storm tonight and into tomorrow. Up to 16 inches in some places, maybe more. So throughout this morning, news agents have been reporting on various degrees of change - weather patterns, current delays/closings, who is expected to get what, and the list goes on.

The Brockton Enterprise and it's sister paper, The Patriot Ledger have had up to date information today. Side links go to reputable TV stations such as WCVB Channel 5. From there, you'll find more in depth articles. However, The Ledger posted the following on their site, just two hours ago.

I, in no way, am affiliated with any of the papers or TV stations. Just wanted to pass on some (bad) information. Notice the headline and how the phone number appears. I've only taken out the advert that appears on the left (that blank box). The link to the actual page can be found here.

(click on the picture to see it bigger)