I kind of enjoyed reading this little AP exclusive:
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) didn't offer any "viable alternatives"
Obama says he read a transcript
Obama says Netanyahu. Obama says that deal
|AP to the left, but the un carries his own umbrella|
What kind of newsman or newspaper believes it necessary to provide pronunciation guidance for the name of a head of government? I suppose that bit was intended for the news reader Brian Whossname who lost his job over confabulations. The AP doesn't appear to have picked up on that story yet. They're still trying to wrap their minds around Goodluck Jonathan's campaign to whip boko haram before his inevitable re-election next week. I guess they figure that even democrats know how to pronounce the name of the ruling head of state in Nigeria.
Me? I wouldn't bet on it.
Well, at least they weren't referring to him as "The President"--which while correct technically, would imply that he somehow leads our nation--an obvious fallacy.ReplyDelete
It beggars belief that any MSM outlet would take it upon themselves to print a world leaders name thus. Fortunately they still employ decent photographers who go out on a limb to capture history in the making. Their WWII stock is amazing, as is the coverage of the D-Day landings. Digging deep into a box of redundant brain cells here… But; I'm sure the AP used to refer to themselves as the Marine Corps of journalism (always first in - and last to pull out!)ReplyDelete
One thing is for sure; the material released by the AP would not qualify the journalist a 'Boy Scout of America' merit badge in communication.