Channel-surfing through newscasts, I hit a local news ad on the last-place station: "...tragedy in Aurora. Tune in at 11 to learn how local authorities are handling the situation, and how moviegoers are handling themselves."
You'd think they'd take, what, thirty seconds to double check what they'd written, given the gravity of the situation -- not to mention the breathless manner in which every TV newsie and pundit down to the janitor is telling us over and over just how terrible it is (like we wouldn't know?). You'd be wrong.
T. R. MCELROY'S STREAMLINED TELEGRAPH KEYS
6 months ago