Rant: Media outlets – get over it!

Ok, so it wasn’t my most brilliant of moments this past week when I mistakenly posted the wrong start time for the Polar Bear Plunge.

But, you know what, WANE-15 and especially the Journal Gazette and their Jaclyn Youhana?  If I had a dollar for every time you’ve posted an incorrect time, location or other information, I’d have quite a few millions.

Those of you with sensitive ears might wish to avoid this next sentence….

If you really want to get into a pissing contest over mistakes, fine.  We can do that!  I could build a blog centered around your mistakes that could keep an army of monkeys reading for years.  It would constantly be refreshed with plenty of new daily material and I’d never have to look far to find it either.  How many times have I had to turn people away at work because the Journal Gazette printed the wrong hours for our facility?  In fact, it just happened last week – on CHRISTMAS EVE!  How nice was that?  I’d wager this one mistake on my part pales in comparison to the plethora of mistakes you’ve made over the history of your paper or television station.

And one other thing guys – I corrected the post as soon as I realized my mistake – I didn’t delete it or try to hide the fact I had it wrong, or blame it on someone else – unlike yourselves.

And Jaclyn, don’t make nice to someone’s face and then slam them in the next day’s paper.

But, then again, I appreciate the link and the traffic driven to the site by the mention, so I guess I really do get the last laugh!

Added at 7:26 am from the Journal Gazette article:

Before the groups jumped in the water, they lined up a few yards back from the shore, clad primarily in bathing suits, swim trunks and flip-flops or old sneakers. They sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” with gusto. On the final line of the song, the noon plungers took off for the water, some sprinting, others jogging, some as if they were having second thoughts.

Really? They finished the anthem, counted down from 10 and then took off for the water. See how easy it is to make a mistake?

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