Wednesday, November 3, 2010

It's not just "there, their and they're" anymore.

Apparently, being an award-winning journalist - including the Edward R. Murrow Award - doesn't mean you can't make mistakes.  And it doesn't mean you have good copy editors, either.

In reading Election Day coverage, I came across a piece by Chad Pergram, who covers Congress for Fox.  His article on the new speaker, John Boehner, pointed out:

Political observers have lots of barometers at their disposal to track the political winds. You can crunch polling data, pour over surveys, evaluate voting habits and study electoral history. But most importantly, you learn to trust your gut.
Anyone else have a problem with this sentence?  If you raised your hand and pointed to the word "pour" you'd be correct.  It should be "pore."

It's the whole "there, their and they're" thing, taken to a new level.

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