Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Local Rag Gets an F in History--and an F- in Reporting

Leave it to the Local Rag, aka Yellowwich Time, to garble not only the quotes in its latest online story, but the historical facts as well.

The Consul General of France in New York, Phillippe Lalliot, spoke at Town Hall this morning and mentioned that France and the US fought together both in the Americal Revolution and during the two World Wars. Your scribe was there, and heard him say this very clearly. But the idiot reporter from Yellowwich Time, Jay Polansky, managed to write:

"Lalliot noted that Americans and the French have fought together in the French and Indian War and both World Wars."

Umm...the reason it's called the French and Indian War is that we were fighting against the French and the Indians in those days.

The real lesson to be learned here has nothing to do with American history, but with the Local Rag's wretched history of misquoting anyone and everyone who has the misfortune to give them the time of day. Be warned, dear reader: if you are approached by a so-called "reporter" from Yellowwich Time, just say "No comment," and be sure to spell it out for him or her. N-O C-O-M-M-E-N-T. Even then, they'll probably get it wrong.


Blogger AnonymousBob said...

You'd think they could scrape enough dough together to afford a tape recorder. Just so they could go back and check to make sure what someone said is really what they said, and not what the reporter imagined.

July 14, 2010 6:47 PM  

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