Thursday, July 5, 2007

You can't make this up.

Ok class: Can you find the irony in this post on The Jackson Free Press website?

Clue: Click on the picture to get the larger version. Look at the story about Chief Anderson and then read the sidebar with the cover of the current issue.


Since some of you are thinking its the Sheriff's name, that is not where the error is. Go check the spelling of "Sheriff".

A JFP poster caught additional errors (and for the record, I'm voting for Malcolm):

"Awesome article! However, I caught a few errors that you might want to fix:There aren’t any if, ands or buts about it.Change "if" to "ifs".In 2004, the murder dropped to its lowest level in 440 years, joining all seven major crime categories for that year.I don't think this place has been around for 440 years. :-)The key to that is for the taxpayers to get the full benefit of what they’re paying for, for the Sheriff’s Department to step up to the plate and work the with (JPD) to help until they both can get on their feetDid you mean "with the"?McMillin said that his insufficient county budget forces him to rely more heavily upon eyes in the community and his staff of about 65 un-paid reserve officers.No hyphen needed.I spoke with (the founder), and he’s excited about coming to the jails and working with the fathers who have children outside of being incarcerated, to let them know that they have a responsibilities. Leave out "a"."
Posted by: L.W. on Jul 05, 07 11:54 am


Anonymous said...

They misspelled the Sheriff's name. There's supposed to be an "a" in there somewhere.

Kingfish said...

an a? "a" as in ass or jackass which is what that they were being for calling out the Chief on a typo?

There are plenty of things to criticize Anderson over but this is just plain childish and shows a lack of maturity.

Anonymous said...

Especially given that their hero - I'm-out-to-ruin-Jackson-Faye-Peterson - is functionally illiterate.

Kingfish said...

Look at my post that says criminal justice system.... over in my list of favorite posts.

Ms Ladd would ask for specific cases when Peterson's competence was questioned. I brought that one up and guess what? There was never a response. I was just told there was an interesting story behind it. Uh huh. Can we say Faye intentionally threw the case?

Anonymous said...

Faye's a joke and everybody knows it.

I'm off to put up Robert Smith signs.

I live in Fondren. The DA's race is the important one to me. Another 4 years of Faye and I'm calling the "I'll buy your house for cash" guys.

Anonymous said...

McMillin is actually spelled correctly. Amazingly.

Kingfish said...

ah I see. They mispelled "sheriff".

Anonymous said...

I think he's changed his name because it used to be McMillian and that's how the JFP used to spell it.

Gatepost said...

This is such a classic and so incredibly funny.

Kingfish said...

Thanks. Its staying in the archives to by the way. Definite possibility it will make the favorite list I have.

Now if Donna Ladd is reading this I must say, what is up with this? That story was filled with errors as well. 440 years? Come on. I've read enough of your stuff over the last year to know that you are a better writer and editor than this.

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