Monday, April 20, 2009

Diagramming party to action stations ...

... AP crime lede off the starboard bow!

A Boston University medical student was arrested Monday in the shooting death in a hotel of a masseuse and the robbery of another woman who both advertised their services on Craigslist.

Perhaps the AP is ignoring syntax in favor of squeezing out those taints of potential libel:

(This version CORRECTS that Markoff is a suspect in RI assault, sted connected to assault.)

Nice of the Trib to leave the advisory note in place, eh? That's why the second graf reads:

He is also suspected of being connected to an assault on a Las Vegas exotic dancer in Rhode Island last week.

Unless you're Fox, of course: Why waste time updating a perfectly good story just because he might not be guilty?

He is also connected to an assault on a Las Vegas exotic dancer in Rhode Island last week.

Anyway, glad to see the AP is keeping up with Those Kids and their Wacky Social Media:

A Facebook profile matching Markoff's identity, including his photograph, lists him as a 2007 graduate of State University of New York-Albany and in the 2011 class at BU.

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Blogger Strayhorn said...

Ya know what's even better than leaving the advisory note in copy? Leaving a bunch of MSO cruft in copy because you used the "save as HTML" shortcut in MS Office, especially when you are using the Spawn of Satan .docx format.

Just because it's on the web doesn't mean it doesn't need to be edited first and function-checked afterward.

8:32 AM, April 21, 2009  

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