Killing Kenn(e)ysJune 18th, 2008
“That was Jason Kenney, Chair (sic) of the Senate committee on Defense and National Security” –
CBC Radio One announcer
We’ve picked on CBC quite a lot of late, but apparently for good reason. They just keep producing error after error. For anyone who knows the organization, this is not likely due to a staff shortage.
OK, anyone could make that mistake you say – except perhaps if you’re getting paid to make sure your reports are accurate. Or perhaps you aren’t.
Another boner in a later report referred to a parliamentary commission dealing with a certain problem. It was of course a parliamentary committee. Maybe we could just use the word “Commish” to avoid confusion. We all seem to have gotten used to calling people “chairs”. What is the average IQ of a chair anyway, compared to that of a CBC copy editor?