Friday, April 20, 2007

How jounalism works

"The novel by Herman Melville describes the voyage of a whaling ship as it hunts for the great whale Moby Dick. Narrator Ishmael tells the reader he has turned to the sea out of a feeling of alienation from human society."
He took name of classic loner, Daily Mirror, 20 April, p6

"The novel describes the voyage of the whaling ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab, who leads his crew on a hunt for the great whale, Moby-Dick. Ishmael tells the reader that he has turned to the sea out of a feeling of alienation from human society."
Moby Dick, Wikipedia

3 comments:

* (asterisk) said...

As a sub editor, I often see this sort of "writing" when checking facts in an article. It's quite astonishing (and arrogant?) for a hack to think no one is going to want to double check their information, I think.

Red said...

THEY ARE SO BUSTED! (Oops, pardon the caps, my bad...)

fwengebola said...

Pssht, I should be a journalist. I plagiarise wikipedia all the time.