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Maybe most of us did not realize of the mistake made by the news agency Associated Press (AP) on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. A mistake that was considered as typo error (or was it?), can be misinterpreted by certain parties. Yesterday, AP has made a big mistake after realizing the wrong Tweet sent that caused a stir on social sites. What a shame.
Another crash landed was reported, fallaciously
At a glance, the tweet may have already been a shocking news to the family members who expected the return of the deceased. And to others who seen this as a remarkably stupid mistake, the status was then re-tweeted by followers on the social networking site for more than 4,200 times. Enough to punish the AP for error that actually caused confusion to all parties.
Editor carries no boundaries to identify mistake in phrasing
In this confusion, obviously the use of the “comma” is important and its absence can change the structure of the sentence thus causing a panic, especially when it involved a recent news like MH17. See how did some react to this mistake in phrasing thingy?
In spite of that, some questioned the unprofessional attitude of the world’s leading news agency as it was not supposed to happen. Maybe, just maybe, they need someone with equivalent knowledge to monitor the draft before making such posting in the future.
More reactions from the followers:-
After all the commotion, AP has issued another statement to explain the latest news that the Dutch aircraft carrying the remains of the crash victims MH17 has safely landed at Eindhoven. Better late than never i reckon, but that doesn’t mean the earlier commotion will be easier forgotten, not especially in the Internet. It will be there for ages just enough for the people to irk the AP’s mistake in phrasing, when necessary. 😛
Moral of the story about the mistake in phrasing—-> Lu pikir la sendiri.. haaha