Hey, AP Radio News – Try a Fact-check? Ok, Gender-check?

Listen to the enclosed AP Radio News brief, recorded at 11:01 AM this date, at about 2:29 to hear this amazing quote:

…Harper Lee and his “To Kill a Mockingbird” are history…

(Emphasis mine, of course.)

Also, they might want to straighten out whether “author and book-title” is singular or plural; check the weird discrepancy between Steinbeck and Lee. I would have used possessives to force the book’s title to be singular, but I’m not a well-paid news anchor, so what do I know?

(*shrug*) If news organizations can’t get it right, or at least try to get it right, what hope do we have for anyone else? No wonder most kids today can’t string together an agreeing noun and verb…

icon for podpress  AP Radio News, May 30, 2014 11:01 AM [3:00m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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