The headline: Trump And Clinton Feast As 12 States Vote
The mistake: This awful headline!
The Copy Vigilante says: First, my apologies for the cheesy pic of the newspaper but their online headline changes often. Ugghh! This might be the worst headline ever! Since when has Super Tuesday been held on Thanksgiving?! And what are they feasting on? Voters? Voting machines? Hanging chads?
Here are some of the Copy Vigilante’s favorite books: Dr. Hunter S. Thompson – Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72, Pierre Boulle – Planet of the Apes and Joe Knetsch – Florida’s Seminole Wars, 1817-1858 (The Making of America)
The story: Derrick Rose’s injury punch to gut of Chicago, opens doors elsewhere (nbcsports.com 4-28-12)
The mistakes: “Derrick Rose’s injury sucks. He is out for the playoffs with a torn ACL and there is no other word but sucks to do it justice. (Well, other words I can run here, anyway.)… First and foremost, this just sucks for fans of basketball…”
The Copy Vigilante says: Are you kidding me?! The lede is “Derrick Rose’s injury sucks”?! Who wrote this, a 12-year old? And how old was the editor, 13?! And why such biased sympathy? They then try to justify it with “no other word but sucks to do it justice” and following line about what terms they can and can’t run. Then we get hit with it again after “First and foremost, this just sucks…”
This is some of the worst sports writing I’ve ever read. It’s awful. Just terrible. Dare I say it? Yup, it sucks!
The story: It’s OK to mourn the loss of celebrities (cnn.com 2-25-12)
The mistake: “When a star dies, it’s painful and tragic, but certainly not the same as mourning the loss of those we’re close to, Josh Levs says.”
The Copy Vigilante says: A duh! A big fat screaming duh! This is one of the worst captions ever written. And is this supposed to be news analysis?