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Lilpup
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Post Number: 1689
Registered: 06-2004
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 10:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Their online stories never used to be this shabby.

http://www.clickondetroit.com/ news/11043254/detail.html

"Genali GMC Sports Utility Vehicle" ?

"If you have any information, call police."
Which police department? Are we to assume only Southfield's? Got a phone number or are we to burden the 911 system?
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Detroit_stylin
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Post Number: 3840
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 11:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well it reads to me as if some guy name Genali is rockin' a new GMC SUV...

<<<laffin
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56packman
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Post Number: 1004
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 11:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

WDIV's tech help must be new as well, lots of F-ups in the "lets go to video" or "lets talk to _________ who is at the scene"
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Psip
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Post Number: 1401
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 11:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just doing more with less. The mantra of todays industries.
gotta keep those stockholders happy
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Smogboy
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Post Number: 4495
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2007 - 12:25 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's a typo. It's not like we don't see them here and everywhere else in society. It's not an excuse but a reality of a rush rush society that wants to get the news out ASAP.
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Winstin_o_boogie_iii
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Post Number: 8
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2007 - 9:06 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What would Ed Murrow say? :-O
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Mountainman
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Post Number: 127
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2007 - 11:53 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The intern was just trying to use aliteration. Keeping Anglo-Saxon poetic voice alive in America
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Harsensis
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Post Number: 174
Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2007 - 2:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have their web page set as my home page. I have noticed a change in the last month that they have been doing more updates on the weekends. Before that the site would stay exactly the same allllll weeeekend looonnngg!
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Enduro
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Post Number: 56
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2007 - 2:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

WDIV is going down the tubes. That sportscaster that replaced Fred McCloud is just awful. "So, you guys lost the other night... What's up with that?!" "Is it hard to hold the football?"

WTF kind of questions are those?

Seems like the FoxAttitude of getting young, preferrable blonde females, qualified or not, on the air is spreading.

At least you can kind of navigate that Click On Detroit site now. I remember it being a real cluster---- last time I looked.
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Gistok
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Post Number: 3664
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 2:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Genali must be a Hindu word... the tech help folks in Bombay are doing the best they can!! :-(
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Nainrouge
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Post Number: 150
Registered: 05-2006
Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 3:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

They must be reading DetroitYes. They have corrected the "Genali", but still have no number for the police.
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Southofeight
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Post Number: 48
Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 4:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That's what happens when you hire junk writers with no news sense and pay them crap salaries.
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Birdwoman
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Post Number: 8
Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Friday, February 23, 2007 - 9:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Journalists are getting completely sloppy. Check this out, where a reporter refers to a type of amphibian as "wormlike sicilians." Granted, not many people have heard of "caecilians" but if you were writing a story and Italians were lumped in with frogs and salamanders, wouldn't you think to ask?
http://www.bootstrap-analysis. com/2007/02/losing_faith_in.ht ml
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Lilpup
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Post Number: 1713
Registered: 06-2004
Posted on Friday, February 23, 2007 - 9:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

yeah, Nain, but the other thing I found humorous was Sports Utility Vehicle

(Message edited by lilpup on February 23, 2007)
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Wsugrad
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Post Number: 13
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Friday, February 23, 2007 - 9:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

WDIV laid off at least one employee from every department at the end of 2006, effective immediately. As a former employee there for 3 years, I can tell you we were honestly understaffed 4 years ago when i was on payroll. Every time someone leaves (for better work, better hours and a more pay) their job was "phased out"


-- Interns: the new white meat.
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Cheddar_bob
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Post Number: 857
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, February 23, 2007 - 9:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Did you know a director by the name of Wills?
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Ravine
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Post Number: 688
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Friday, February 23, 2007 - 10:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The newspapers are the same way. Fucked-up grammar, misspellings, sloppy (or downright incorrect) usage, etc. If you can't, or won't, pay for competent editors, you shouldn't be in the publishing business. I can almost accept that stuff on the TV news, because it's "live," but it's a goddam shame, the way print journalism has fallen.

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