Actual Hill Headline: ‘Violence in Middle East irrupts into tight 2012 race for White House’

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Good grief, and these are our media superiors? Where are the layers of fact checkers and editors?

This was posted at 7:03 tonight. Ninety minutes later it’s still there. And the headline isn’t the only place.

The murder of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans irrupted into the presidential election campaign Wednesday, with the candidates sharply criticizing each other’s response to the incident.

Eventually they’ll get around to fixing it, so we saved it.

Tags: ,

3 Responses to “Actual Hill Headline: ‘Violence in Middle East irrupts into tight 2012 race for White House’”

  1. chipperoo on 12/12/12 at 9:33 pm

    Dude, “irrupt” is a real English word. Look it up, it means to rush in forcefully.

  2. Jack on 13/13/12 at 2:11 pm

    According to Merriam-Webster, one definition of “irrupt” is “to become active or violent especially suddenly : erupt”. So, I’m pretty sure that they won’t get around to fixing it, since it isn’t incorrect. This was pretty easy to confirm through the use of a computer and an internet connection. I assume that is how the Hill’s fact-checkers confirmed the correct usage of this word in the English language.