Don’t forget words

The story: Paterno fired as Penn State football coach (NYDailyNews.com 11-10-11)

 

The mistake: “At one point, a television reporter was pelted with rocks as members of media seemed draw most of the mob’s ire.”

The Copy Vigilante says:

Some people simply forget things. Take Texas Governor Rick Perry for example. During the Republican Presidential candidates’ debate he got two out of the three government agencies he wants to axe out of his mouth before stumbling on the third. I guess that’s what happens when you inhale the combination of oil fumes and campaign contribution cash too much.

But when it comes to writing and editing, it’s not a good idea to forget words that belong in the middle of a sentence! I know it’s only a little word – to – but it’s missing, mangling this sentence.