Abe's comment history

Abe said...

Actions the chief should make: (a) Resign. (b) Apologize to the people of Cleveland. (c) Apologize to the reporters at the Times Free Press.

December 11, 2011 at 3:44 p.m.
Abe said...

You don't mean "refute," but "rebut." To refute is to prove untrue, and you can't say that, not in a news story. Leave that to the editorial writers.

December 6, 2011 at 3:39 p.m.
Abe said...

Chief Snyder should take the honorable steps: (a) resign (b) apologize to the citizens and parents of Cleveland (c) apologize to the reporter

December 3, 2011 at 11:49 p.m.
Abe said...

The chief who was so outraged about the coverage by the Times-Free Press reporter should do these three things:

(a) resign (b) apologize to the citizens (c) apologize to the reporter

December 2, 2011 at 11:04 p.m.
Abe said...

TFP reporters: Please learn that there is a difference between a suspect and a criminal. It's Journalism 101.

You write, "That victim got out of the van to confront the suspect, and the suspect punched him in the face."

No, the suspect didn't hit anyone. In fact, as the story develops, police don't have a suspect. There is no suspect -- the police as of yet don't have a specific person they're looking for.

The assailant hit the victim.

The suspect didn't begin yelling. The assailant did those things.

Why does it matter? Because people are innocent unless proven guilty. Police tend to forget this, and police call every evil-doer a suspect, because to a police officer everyone accused of a crime did the crime -- so police fail to preserve this difference.

But journalists should know better.

Suspects don't rob banks. Bank robbers do.

October 5, 2011 at 5:14 p.m.
Abe said...

TFP reporters: Please learn that there is a difference between a suspect and a criminal. It's Journalism 101.

You write, "The suspect took a digital camera, a laptop and a black plastic bag that contained about $50 in cash from an apartment, Dalton Police spokesman Bruce Frazier said in a news release. "

No, the suspect took nothing. In fact, as the story develops, police don't have a suspect. There is not suspect -- the police as of yet don't have a specific person they're looking for.

The burglar took a digital camera, a laptop, etc.

The suspect didn't leave the apartment. The suspect didn't run. The burglar did those things.

Why does it matter? Because people are innocent unless proven guilty. Police tend to forget this, and police call every evil-doer a suspect, because to a police officer everyone accused of a crime did the crime -- so police fail to preserve this difference.

But journalists should know better.

Suspects don't rob banks. Bank robbers do.

October 5, 2011 at 5:12 p.m.
Abe said...

Jump-start is not the right word. They're new. They don't have careers yet.

May 25, 2011 at 12:05 a.m.
Abe said...

When you write, "See Detroit?" No, I don't see Detroit. Do you?

Perhaps you mean to write, "See, Detroit?"

It's not that hard, that English language.

April 19, 2011 at 11:55 a.m.
Abe said...

Wow. Our neighbors produce the first car at a plant where thousands here are employed, and you turn the occasion into a foul-mouthed rant against the president. So sad.

April 18, 2011 at 3:50 p.m.
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