There are so many important political events happening this week that I can’t decide which one to spend my time writing about. So instead I’ll write about spelling/grammar mistakes. And if grammar/spelling/word usage errors don’t annoy you then you can just skip this post.

Let me start by saying I look forward to Hannah’s daily Rotunda Insider email, which contains links to three of the top stories in Ohio politics each day. It’s not a replacement for blogs, but it gives you a good feel for the political stories that the major news outlets are covering that day.

Normally they pick pretty good stories and they provide a good headline and summary so you don’t really even need to click through unless you want extra detail. But for some reason the past two days’ emails have had some very poorly written headlines with big, obvious mistakes. It’s one thing to miss a mistake in the body of an article, but you’d think someone would be checking the headlines for the basics.

Today’s headline: “GOP Chairman Say Husted Case Makes Dems Fair Gain

The article was about GOP Chairman Dewine threatening to attack Dems if they don’t stop pushing the issue of Husted’s residency. I believe the phrase they were looking for is “Fair Game” not “Fair Gain”.

And on Thursday they went with this one: “Ohio Sees Less Mass Job Cuts in August”.

Yes, lots of people misue Less when they actually mean Fewer – but most people don’t write headlines for one of Ohio’s top political news outlets.

It’s time to take the intern off the editing desk, Hannah.

 

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