Bull Run Victim Photo — Editing Quibbles


Bull Run Victim Photo — Editing QuibblesYahoo | AP (will expire))

No, Lenahan lies on a hospital bed.

The redundancy of “as shows” and “showing” and “he was gored” and “were gored” also bothers me. And the inconsistency doesn’t do much for me, either. The same caption refers to “traditional bullrun” and “morning bull run,” and a little later also says “the bulls horn entered beneath his skin.”

It’s impossible to remove all such mistakes from a stream of copy that goes out around the world, but so many mistakes in one caption suggests something other than carelessness. Where was the editor?

Something about that smug little grin tells me that Mr. Lenahan is unlikely to care.

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