Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Editors apparently napping

Quoth the morning e-fishwrap:

The Boy Scout slogan is “Do a Good Turn Daily.”

But whoever stole a Boy Scout trailer in Roseville con­taining about a dozen tents, propane stoves, tanks and other camping gear apparently ignored the slogan.

Aside from the raw it's-official, beam-me-up-Scotty-ishness of it all -- if by "ignored the slogan" we mean "did a bad turn, rather than a good turn," there's no "apparently" about it. If otherwise -- huh? Did we ask? I mean, maybe they'd already helped their old lady across the street for the day and figured it was time to get back to work. (It's nice to do a good turn, but time is money in These Tough Times.) When a lede sounds good enough to be on EyeWitless News, you should send it there and quietly rewrite the thing for publication.

And this just in:

The Fieger Law Firm announced Tuesday in a news release that it is representing the Novi woman facing charges after police said they found her nude and engaged in a sex act with an Oakland County commissioner.

Don't we have an "ad department" where prominent lawyers' law firms can send their news releases? Or did we just need another excuse to point out that the (briefly) happy couple aren't husband and wife?

And this from the Web site:

How to avoid state seat belt crackdown

Hmm. Let me work on that one for a while. Wear your seat belt?

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