Today in Horrible Newspaper Editing

Impressive what  NY Post editors will let through.  In an article titled “Best of the Bowl Offerings”, Lenn Robbins provides us with “an early look at the most intriguing games.”

To my surprise, Boston College in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl was #2 on his list.  While Mr. Robbins only had a sentence to capture the essence of the game, he knocks it out of the park with a summary that will drive millions to their TV sets on January 9. 

Eagles have one of the nation’s worst offenses, Wolf Pack has one of the best. 

 Well done sir.  But Mr. Robbins is just getting started.  Only two paragraphs later he provides the following gem:

Gator, Jacksonville, Fla. (Jan. 1), Michigan (7-5) vs. Tennessee (6-6): Rich Rodriguez wants to continue to be a Michigan Man. He can’t lose to the Vols.

Since Michigan is playing Mississippi State, Rich Rod’s job should be safe.  The article does handily point out that “matchups may change” due to late breaking developments.  However, this was posted at 2am today and all matchups were set at 9pm last night, so that cover doesn’t really fly.  Anyway,  I point this out more as an example of declining editing standards at major publications due to cut backs than anything else.


About Connie Stinson

Connie Stinson is a lawyer/talk show host who dabbles in the arts of strained analogies, forced humor, and poor spelling. In his spare time Mr. Stinson enjoys charcoal BBQ, as well as any and all things related to humor. He is currently working on his second book, "Look at You, You're a Mountain: A Retrospective On Hogs and the Men Who Love Them."
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