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Seriously Sloppy Editing

Oh dear…

From this story at the WTNH news website: 



but a GPS unit located inside, allowed authorities to track it – unnecessary comma
it knocked down power polls – should be ‘poles’
polls and and – duplicated ‘and’
foreced people to run – should be ‘forced’
whole bunch of eletricity – should be ‘electricity’
it came flying,I jumped back – missing space
driving wrecklessly – should be ‘recklessly’
HIne – capitalization error
no word on where the Garrett – extraneous ‘the’


Wow! Did I miss any?
I fully understand the occasional typo, but this is inexcusably bad.

April 30 2010 | Journalism | No Comments »