The other day, I wondered aloud why writing is so bad these days. My young adult son scoffed and informed me that he went to school with some of the staff at the news outlet that posted the story above. He didn’t view these fellow students as the best or brightest, obviously.
My sister, a media professional, informed me that these days, editors (and program directors) are more interested in how many hits an item gets on YouTube or Twitter than how well written or researched an item might be.
Considering the power our nation gives the media, it is scary how low the bar is set for those who write, edit, and direct what the rest of us consume.
Oh, and look out for the back Nissan.
Here’s another one:
That’s from a site with a big budget, but again, there’s not much editing going on.