The case of the missing editor

The following headline is from an article published online by the Jerusalem Post on 27 April, 2020.

Click the headline to view the article

The charge against the Jerusalem Post is that it doesn’t edit articles properly before publication. You be the judge.

  • Excerpt one for the prosecution:

  • Excerpt two for the prosecution:

  • Excerpt three for the prosecution:

  • Excerpt four for the prosecution:

It’s a slam dunk, methinks. Absolutely shocking output from a supposedly professional news organization.

It happens

Even the massed ranks of the BBC make simple mistakes. (Don’t they have editors by the bucket load?) Here’s the proof:


“The team’s exploits of…”?

This post is just to show, it’s not only Israelis that can be sloppy with their English. Oh, by the way, you can click the picture to see the BBC article. Cool if you like cars or Top Gear.

(Right now, in the bowels of Broadcasting House, a junior editor is being beaten within an inch of his life, by an ex public schoolboy armed with a hardback thesaurus, a rolled up Guardian newspaper, and the determined resolution of a man on a mission that matters. Oh, that’s got to hurt. This mental image comes to you free, from my fevered, overactive, and doubtless inaccurate, imagination.)