Wednesday, October 13, 2004

This just in: Florida physician speaks to recently deceased actor!

From the Web site of CBS Channel 47 in Jacksonville, here's a shining example of why editors, myself included, will always have work.
A doctor from the First Coast was able to spend time with recently deceased actor, Christopher Reeve, whose efforts to promote stem cell research continues to stir up controversy.
Promoting stem cell research, stirring up controversy, and spending time with doctors — all while "recently deceased." Hmm. Maybe Christopher Reeve wasn't really Superman...but he might have been The Spectre.

Thanks to my fellow Bay Area Editors' Forum member John Maybury for pointing out this little nugget of bad writing.

(I didn't even mention the numerical disagreement inherent in "whose efforts ... continues." But I could have.)

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