Posted by: Lisa Pampuch | June 26, 2009

Editors are important, part 51

Here’s a line from one of the bazillion (give or take) news articles about Michael Jackson’s death, this one from the Associated Press:

Presley’s father, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll to Jackson’s King of Pop, died in 1977 at age 42 of a drug-related death.

Take out all the modifiers, and the AP is saying that Presley died of death. Excuse me? He died of drug-related causes.

The AP has editors. I expect better.


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