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Old Dec 8th 2005, 12:58 pm
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I can't believe that Fox news in Cincinnati this morning during their weather report had on screen the word "occational" - WTF?
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Originally Posted by neil
I can't believe that Fox news in Cincinnati this morning during their weather report had on screen the word "occational" - WTF?
Why look on Fox news we are capable of some howlers on BE.
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Originally Posted by neil
I can't believe that Fox news in Cincinnati this morning during their weather report had on screen the word "occational" - WTF?
I cant believe you watch Fox "News".
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Originally Posted by Angry White Pyjamas
Fox "News".
It's an oxymoron
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Originally Posted by gruffbrown
It's an oxymoron
drop the "oxy" bit and its still an accurate description.
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Originally Posted by neil
I can't believe that Fox news in Cincinnati this morning during their weather report had on screen the word "occational" - WTF?
Maybe it was a deliberate typo to see how many viewers would contact the station as a result to point out the error. If no-one/few reports are made, Fox News can be confident that they have achieved their goal of grabbing the sector of the US population they hoped to get as viewers...
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Originally Posted by Celsius
Maybe it was a deliberate typo to see how many viewers would contact the station as a result to point out the error. If no-one/few reports are made, Fox News can be confident that they have achieved their goal of grabbing the sector of the US population they hoped to get as viewers...
ROFL! That deserves bunches of karma!....lol
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Originally Posted by neil
I can't believe that Fox news in Cincinnati this morning during their weather report had on screen the word "occational" - WTF?
fox nuse cant nevver spel stuf rite
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Originally Posted by neil
I can't believe that Fox news in Cincinnati this morning during their weather report had on screen the word "occational" - WTF?
We've got three local news stations here -- NBC, ABC and CBS. The 10pm Fox news is done by the same people who do the local NBC news. Every one of them has caption misspellings on pretty much a daily basis. The weather captions are usually ok, but the news captions.... Oy. Just really sad. I never noticed it on the local news when I lived outside DC -- but it jumped out at me when I moved to Richmond a few years ago. Mark feels the same way, he can't believe how crap the proofreading is.

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I never know why people get wound up about Fox News - you know, in Victorian times, people would take the family to the local lunatic asylum for a fun day out watching the inmates. In the modern era we have Fox News, which allows us to view the ranting and mouth-frothing of the mentally deranged from the comfort of our own homes.
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Originally Posted by CarlM
fox nuse cant nevver spel stuf rite
I knew someone was going to do that. Deliberate spelling mistakes just aren't that fanny.
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Originally Posted by neil
I can't believe that Fox news in Cincinnati this morning during their weather report had on screen the word "occational" - WTF?
i've seen Tyre spelt tire and Colour spelt color as well !
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Originally Posted by Angry White Pyjamas
I cant believe you watch Fox "News".
Don't usually but wanted to see the local weather because I'm flying back to NJ this afternoon - the whole Cinci area is in a panic about the 2 inches of snow that they might get later today.
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Originally Posted by neil
Don't usually but wanted to see the local weather because I'm flying back to NJ this afternoon - the whole Cinci area is in a panic about the 2 inches of snow that they might get later today.
There are other channels! I know, I was watching them!
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