I am interested in the feedback of those here who work in media or journalism or editing of some kind on how Yahoo News handled this presentation of a tweet by "Days of Our Lives" star Arianne Zucker on the Trump Tape (she was one of the women who was the subject of his bragging, and the target of Billy Bush's pimping):
“I am a strong, independent, hard-working mother, business woman and partner to a great man,” she wrote. “I have grown to learn that the words of others cannot effect [sic] the value of my self-worth or define the content of my character. How we treat one another, whether behind closed doors, locker rooms or face-to-face, should be done with kindness, dignity and respect.” I of course understand if this was a verbal quote given to a reporter, who then transcribes it and wants to indicate that the subject said "effect" and not "affect", and does so with "sic". The same goes if the quote is from a book or hard to obtain periodical or private letter. But in a case like this, when the quote is obviously a transcription from the subject's public and easily available writing, and does not really change the meaning of the passage, don't the quotation marks themselves indicate that everything inside is as the author wrote them? If the reader is unsure who to blame, can't they pretty easily go to her twitter account and check for themselves? It seems like adding sic here is kind of a dick move, and mostly serves to embarrass the subject for making the kind of mistake that college freshmen (and many of us who have moved beyond that) everywhere make all the time. This is the fist time I have ever heard of Ms. Zucker, and I have no particular reason to defend her (and the substance of her quote seems more trite and banal than average to be honest). But it seems a bummer that she is just living her life, gets blindsided by Trump and Billy B, and then gets thrown under the bus by some pedantic copy editor. But maybe I am overlooking something? -- -- TV or Not TV .... The Smartest (TV) People! You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "TV or Not TV" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to tvornottv-unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/tvornottv?hl=en --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "TVorNotTV" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to tvornottv+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.