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Post by WJMorris3 on Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:26 pm

Rather than clog the random thoughts thread, a thread just for those unfortunate goofs by the media.

For instance, this one, courtesy of the BBC:


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Re: Unfortunate Media Mistakes

Post by Guest on Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:12 pm

I don't have a video, sadly, but on the news a few nights ago about the LHC, the news reader said 'Higgs Boston Particle'.

Visit Boston to make sense of the universe.

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Post by WJMorris3 on Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:01 pm

In my mind, one of the all-time goofs, this from KTVU in San Francisco. This was after Asiana Flight 214 crashed at San Francisco International Airport.


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Re: Unfortunate Media Mistakes

Post by fakely mctest on Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:14 pm

I think no round-up of media SNAFUs is complete without listening to some of On the Media's yearly coffee klatch with Craig Silverman from Regret the Error, but then I am a GIANT inside-media-baseball nerd.

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Re: Unfortunate Media Mistakes

Post by Enail on Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:42 pm

I'm immature enough that I thought this was hilarious:

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Post by fakely mctest on Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:43 pm

See, I'm still enough in the competitive swimming mindset that my first thought was "WTF is up with that shammy pattern" and my second thought was "I see that the major swimwear companies are still manufacturing items with patterns that clash with themselves."

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Re: Unfortunate Media Mistakes

Post by PintsizeBro on Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:49 pm

Enail I'm 75% sure that was intentional at least by somebody in the chain of command... it's too good.

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Post by Enail on Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:58 pm

But it doesn't really seem like it's presenting a good image for the company! It is suspiciously good, though.
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Re: Unfortunate Media Mistakes

Post by WJMorris3 on Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:05 pm

This is pretty much all of March.


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Re: Unfortunate Media Mistakes

Post by WJMorris3 on Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:15 pm

So this was Thursday's Charleston (SC) Post and Courier...


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Post by WJMorris3 on Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:08 pm

This is why you always double check things before putting them on national television.


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Re: Unfortunate Media Mistakes

Post by WJMorris3 on Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:21 pm

Remember, if the rain lasts longer than four hours, call a physician.


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Re: Unfortunate Media Mistakes

Post by WJMorris3 on Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:52 pm

Um... no, this isn't the pic you should use for this.


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Re: Unfortunate Media Mistakes

Post by Werel on Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:18 am

Shocked

No. No it isn't.
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Re: Unfortunate Media Mistakes

Post by WJMorris3 on Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:44 am

Okay, not quite the media - but someone's getting fired over this.


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Re: Unfortunate Media Mistakes

Post by WJMorris3 on Thu May 12, 2016 9:38 pm

New York Times wrote:Because of an editing error, an article on Monday about a theological battle being fought by Muslim imams and scholars in the West against the Islamic State misstated the Snapchat handle used by Suhaib Webb, one of the Muslim leaders speaking out. It is imamsuhaibwebb, not Pimpin4Paradise786.

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Post by reboot on Fri May 13, 2016 2:41 am

WJMorris3 wrote:
New York Times wrote:Because of an editing error, an article on Monday about a theological battle being fought by Muslim imams and scholars in the West against the Islamic State misstated the Snapchat handle used by Suhaib Webb, one of the Muslim leaders speaking out. It is imamsuhaibwebb, not Pimpin4Paradise786.

Damn. Oh damn.
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Re: Unfortunate Media Mistakes

Post by Wondering on Fri May 13, 2016 4:00 pm

Holy crap.

Reminds me of a rule in the undergrad print journalism classes where I went to grad school, that if any name was misspelled or in correctly capitalized or if any other such error occurred regarding names or facts in student papers/projects, the student got an automatic F on the paper.

Many of the undergrad journalism majors thought this was highly unfair. The profs said it was not, for reasons like the above. I agree with the profs.

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Re: Unfortunate Media Mistakes

Post by WJMorris3 on Sun May 15, 2016 11:47 pm

Okay, this one belongs to USA Today.


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Re: Unfortunate Media Mistakes

Post by Wondering on Mon May 16, 2016 12:36 am

Boy, that one took me a bit to figure out. Because of the squareness. Wink

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Re: Unfortunate Media Mistakes

Post by WJMorris3 on Fri May 27, 2016 1:14 am


Yeah, USA Today is not having the best of months.
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Post by Wondering on Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:11 am

This isn't so much of a gaffe as it is a "please be aware of what you're saying" issue. There's a male diver for the US whose name is Steele Johnson. I'm sure I can stop there and you can think of where this is going.

So last night, NBC covered the men's platform diving qualifications. Top 18 move onto the next round. Johnson came in 18th. The NBC announcer said, "Steele Johnson is the last man in." And my inner 12 year old made me burst out laughing.

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Re: Unfortunate Media Mistakes

Post by Enail on Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:22 pm

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Re: Unfortunate Media Mistakes

Post by WJMorris3 on Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:48 am

Yeah, I got nothing.


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Re: Unfortunate Media Mistakes

Post by WJMorris3 on Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:13 pm

This is why copy editors shouldn't be getting laid off. How on earth does this even see the light of day?!


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