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Feeling the Cranky Editor rising up in me

Watching the news scroll across the bottom of one of the national news channels and this little tidbit jumped out at me.

"Largest insect in history found. Fossils of an eight-foot long scorpion were found . . . "

*bangs head on desk repeatedly"

All right folks, say it with me.

Scorpions are arachnids, not insects!

AAAAUUUGGHHH!

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amberdine
Nov. 21st, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
Ha! I had that exact thought when someone posted a link to a press release. :D
nightwolfwriter
Nov. 22nd, 2007 01:37 am (UTC)
I don't know if I am more aggravated that the reporter didn't know this or that the editor didn't catch it.

It's 6th grade science (learning the animal kingdom) and first year journalism (check your facts before submitting), not rocket science . . . and I have friends who work for NASA when I need to check up on stuff like that.
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