Monday, November 19, 2012

Someone needs fact correction

Good Morning America, ABC News and Yahoo, shame on you! Push a story and don't check it.

Or at least correct the person you just quoted from.

I am not a Twilight fan. I admit to watching the movies, but I only saw them because I had to set the DVD up for my mother. I am just not a sparkling vampire kind of person. I'm not apologising for it, either. Things that sparkle do nothing for me. Man up, you nut.

At any rate, because there's such a big to-do about this franchise, apparently Forks, Washington has been capitalising on it. To the point houses are becoming rental properties with a certain theme.

Case in point: the "Jacob Black vacation home" look a like. 'Twilight Getaway' Vacation Rental Home Offers Movie-Inspired Getaway

According to the article, a family has set up their old farmhouse to look exactly like what you would see in the movie, as the werewolves home. One of the owners, Linda Middleton, is quoted on this page as saying "It looks like the house in the movie so people started asking if that's Jacob Black's house and that gave me the idea" so the markets it as it being "right on the tree line where the werewolves protect the treaty line from the werewolves, that's how I sell it to people". 

Wait. Rewind. 

" [T]he tree line where the werewolves protect the treaty line from the werewolves" What?? I thought they had a treaty with the vampires? Am I wrong all these years, in thinking that the weres and bloodsuckers were on the same team? What the deuce. I think someone should have corrected her, or at least made a footnote on the page that she meant it was between the two. 

This was just the first thing I caught. Reading comments, other people caught it too, so it obviously makes no sense. Another thing people are questioning, is the fact the woman rents the place "pro bono", or for free, because it is to "raise money for" local charities and causes. How do they get the money (to then donate), if it's rented for free? 

It's too early to start nitpicking. 

This is why nothing makes sense anymore. People are too quick to write these articles and post them online. Gone are the days where there was an editorial room, chock full of people red inking pages. Fact correcting. Doing a better job than what is being tossed out now. Let me have a job as an editor or writer. I'll do a better service then some of the stuff I'm reading!