Words are important when it comes to journalism, cbsnews.com!

cbsnews_comThe story: 3 die in Calif. Bank robbery, gun battle, high-speed chase (cbsnews.com 7/17/14)

 

The mistake: “Police shot out the SUV’s, disabling the vehicle, but the suspects refused to surrender and exchanged a final volley of gunfire.”

The Copy Vigilante says: The police shot out the SUV’s what?! Carburetor? License plate? Side view mirror? Once again a word is missing from a major news story. Umm, the last time I checked words were pretty damn important to news stories!