Saturday, August 22, 2009

Slouching toward cluelessness

In a word, no. No, she isn't. No, it couldn't. No, your pleas for mercy will not be heard when Basement Cat comes for your journalistic soul. (Though the ad is a nice touch, one must admit.)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Could it be divine intervention that's kept Florida safe from hurricanes since Gov. Charlie Crist took office?

It's nearly impossible to pick a winner of the Stupid Sweepstakes here: there's the AP writer who came up with the lede, the editor who decided to put it into play, and the Web editor who assembled the "Thank you, Charlie" illustration for the opening page (below). May all three be assigned to produce follow-up stories, with quotes, every time a natural disaster strikes anywhere in the world for a year and a day from this date Amen.


Blogger John Cowan said...

At least they didn't put an "h" in the Governor's name, though given the tone of the story, I wouldn't have been surprised to see one.

2:07 PM, August 22, 2009  
Blogger fev said...

As in "Charles H. Crist! Whose brilliant idea was this story?" I must admit that did go through my mind ...

5:36 PM, August 22, 2009  

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