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.

Herald headline banishes vowels

From an early morning browse of the Herald site:


cdfbhfgh?  An abbreviation for something like:

Can Dougie From Braehead Help Find a Good Headline?

Ooops. (No, it’s not Gaelic.) Editor asleep?

I’m sure they will sort it later, but it demonstrates a failing that would worry me if it were my business. Don’t they understand that the website is up there 24×7, and needs to be in good order all the time?

Incidentally, clicking the link that matches the above post at the Herald, takes you to this article about Outlander and Scottish tourism. Not that difficult to come up with a headline, for sure.

A capital offence

From the Herald‘s report about the robbery of almost £600,000 worth of jewelery and watches from Hamilton & Inches in George Street, Edinburgh, last year, comes this dreadful allegation:

number plates

I mean, whatever is the world coming to?

I mean, if you are going to drive a stolen car, be man enough to do it without number plates!

I mean, if he had done it in Glasgow, at least it wouldn’t have been a capital offence…