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Old 09-08-2016, 06:50 AM   #1
Steve Rindsberg
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Default NPR Bloopers

I don't expect much in the way of editing (or spelling, or grammar or even reasonably correct English) from our local paper. Gannet is saving money and enhancing profits by trying to kill it, apparently.

I hope for more from NPR, but they disappoint me.


" ... one in five Florida voters ___ of Hispanic origin."
Would you fill in the blank with "is" or with "are"?

We can count on NPR to make it "are" whenever constructions like this fall from their lips.

Speaking of Hispanic origin, why is it that only their two reporters of Hispanic origin can (or tries to) pronounce "Puerto Rico" correctly? "Porto Rico"? Is that really the best you can do?

And today they're running a story about "the wife of a man who died in 9/11 in his home with his three-year-old daughter" or something very close to that. As it turns out, he died in 9/11 but not in his home, and his daughter is alive and well and heard in the interview. They never got around to explaining how his daughter is only three years old some 15 years after his demise.

OK. Rant over for now.

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