Top 10 News Writing Pet Peeves

KRDO (Colorado Springs) Morning Anchor Josh Helmuth

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Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of QZVX, former broadcaster at KTOY FM/Tacoma, KVAC/Forks , KDFL/Sumner, KTTX & KWHI FM/Brenham (TX), KONP/Port Angeles, KBAM/Longview, KJUN/Puyallup, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KAMT/Tacoma, KASY/Auburn, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KTAC/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. -- Airchecks
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6 thoughts on “Top 10 News Writing Pet Peeves

  1. Is he addressing professionals?

    He said, “That being said … ”

    He said “fleed”. The past tense of flee is fled.

    He said, “I don’t like it when us anchors say … etc.” He should have explained why: “because people will stop listening to we.”

    Moral: Don’t try to sell me a new suit when your shoes need polishing.

    Cable pundits are now saying something like, ” … both parties are promising lower taxes for we the people” and using air quotes to justify their bad grammar. Supposedly serious people using air quotes should have their hands cuffed behind them anyway, but that’s a separate issue.

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