Monday, August 31, 2020

When Is a Record a Record?

Perhaps Clarion-Ledger Editor Mary Irby should leave her Hattiesburg perch and pay a visit to her newsroom.  Check out this news story from the Clarion-Ledger website today:

Records?  The actual record Perhaps someone should explain to the Facebook reporter/editor/manager what "record" actually means.  Then there is little Lici Beveridge, reporter and "Engagement Editor."  Check out this passage in her story.

 The actual record is 97 homicides in 1994.   In fact, it was in the Clarion-Ledger's own archives.

 Accuracy? Who needs accuracy when one is out to save the world?


Anonymous said...

Records are made to be broken-

Anonymous said...

the clarion ledger is a broken record of leftist bs. That's what kind of record they are.

tonylloyd1970 said...

1994 Jackson: “97 homicides! Most murders ever! YEAHHHH, BOIIII!”

2020 Jackson: “Hold my beer…”

Reporting from the Radical City said...

The print medium is dead, so to speak.

The bottom line, not the headline, nor the by-line, BUY AMMO!

Anonymous said...

broken record

Anonymous said...

I’m sorry. It actually says they haven’t seen those numbers since the 1990s.

Where’s the discrepancy?

Bill Dees said...

She's a real journalist working at a real newspaper. She made a mistake, so what?

TXNinMS said...

In 1994 the population of Jackson was 190,655 so 97 would equate to 1:1965 citizens. With the continuing exodus from the capitol city, today we are at roughly 164,422 so 84 is a lower number than in 1994 but a higher per capita (1:1957). In 2018 and 2019 we broke per capita records, not total number records which a good reporter should have pointed out. None of that will matter the way this year is trending as we are on track to break it both ways for 2020.

GM said...

Methinks it will soon be cheaper to buy a CL VIP membership than a JFP VIP membership.

I'll give credit where it's due . . . Ladd and Stauffer do seem to know their readers much better.

But I can't see this happening at the Clarion Ledger.

Either way, it will be interesting to watch what happens at the CL.

Anonymous said...

But, 'no laws address septic tank discharges' or Jackson Wastewater Treatment Plant discharges. Or at least they ain't no penalty.

Anonymous said...

The old guard leftists have been run off to Mississippi Today, but now we have a whole new generation of them. I stopped receiving the paper over 4 years ago. I know another person who has been a subscriber for 40 years cancelling December 31.

Anonymous said...

I worked for the City of Jackson in 1994. That year the "crack cocaine" epidemic that had hit other, larger cities finally made it to Jackson. Lots of double and triple homicides that year that were drug and turf-war related. In fact, one of the persistent themes was that the city didn't care about the situation because drug dealers were shooting drug dealers.

Anonymous said...

Anybody else notice Jason Alexander pre-Seinfeld days in that Lite beer commercial?

Anonymous said...

From Webster:

record noun

"3 a (1): a body of known or recorded facts about something or someone especially with reference to a particular sphere of activity that often forms a discernible pattern
//a good academic record
//a liberal voting record

(2): a collection of related items of information (as in a database) treated as a unit"

So the number for any given year is by definition a record, though it usually is not the extreme:

"3 b (1): an attested top performance
(2): an unsurpassed statistic

I also understand that the actual maximum number and associated year is uncertain, depending on whose data you use.

Unknown said...

CL has become a worthless social justice rag. My subscription started in 1974 while in college; just cancelled at end of August. I go to JJ and the Nothside Sun to find out what’s happening.

Anonymous said...

"Anybody else notice Jason Alexander pre-Seinfeld days in that Lite beer commercial? "

I thought I recognized the face, but I was thrown by the body being about 100 lbs lighter than I expected ;-)

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