Scary

Perhaps I am losing my optimistic outlook that people are basically good, generally smart and usually engage their minds in life, but I get a little disappointed the more I am on the web and notice that there are so many basic errors. I find it ironic that the mainstream media talk about bloggers being fundamentally unreliable and unprofessional in their reporting and then the New York times offers this which was a decent article but it included this “‘Were not terrorists, were not subversives, were just decent dads'” as a quote from Batman’s accomplice. I am fairly certain that what he said was “We are not terrorists” rather than “{We} were not terrorists, but today we decided to be terrorists.” I know I’m nit-picking but they have editors and reviewer who are supposed to do that, yet it got published the wrong way. Why would I expect them to get their facts just right when they cannot even catch the most basic spelling and grammer before publication – and this is the New York Times, not some small town paper running short on staff.

9/14 P.S. – Not surprisingly the article has been corrected now, but it still got to publication before it made it to the spelling and grammar department.

About David

David is the father of 8 extremely organized children (4 girls / 4 boys) who is constantly seeking answers to tough questions related to parenting, education and politics while moonlighting for 40 hours each week as a technology professional. He also enjoys cooking, gardening, and sports.
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