Lowlights from Selwyn's post, which is ostensibly about a news story that omits to communicate a key detail:
I've just seen a story that lacks the crucial and most obviously necessary data.That's right ladies, we should never ever consider journalism as a career because we would be too emotional and inaccurate. No doubt it gets worse if we write at That Time Of The Month.
- There is a 90% chance you are reading a story by a female journalist.
There's no attempt in the article to provide an answer or explanation for what has happened.
- There is a 85% chance you are reading a story by a female journalist.
The author uses first person (I and Me and My) and never lets up, turning the assignment into a story about themselves.
- There is an 80% chance you are reading a story by a female journalist.
The author fails to put whatever has happened, or whatever things they are talking about into any meaningful context or perspective.
- There is an 70% chance you are reading a story by a female journalist.
Are all female journalists like this?
- No, of course not.
Are all male journalists unlike this?
- Pretty much, yes.
I roll my eyes in Mr Selwyn's general direction.