A period AND a comma don’t mix!

The story: U.S. Ambassador Leaves Syria Due To ‘Credible Threats’ (NPR 10-24-11)

The Mistake: “The U.S. has pulled its ambassador out of Syria over security concerns, blaming President Bashar Assad’s government for the threats.,” The Associated Press writes.

The Copy Vigilante says:

This is getting too easy. In the very first sentence the very first time I scrutinized NPR I found a mistake. Oy vey. My grammar check is flagging the period and comma at the end of this quote. Note to the NPR copyediting desk: turn on your grammar check!