This is a little thing I made to explain the importance of spin. These are two stories both about the same event. On the left we see that the National Bank of Greece posted profits for Q3 and on the right we see that they posted losses.
Both of these stories are correct, but the way they emphasize is very misleading.
The story from Ekathimerini on the left took the earnings information for Q1, Q2, and Q3 and added them together, the result was indeed a profit when compared to this time last year.
However, as the Wall Street Journal article points out, Q1 and Q2 were profitable, not Q3. So yeah, National Bank of Greece is in the black compared to this time last year, but that’s DESPITE Q3 earnings, not because of it.
Just a little something to think about.
This made me laugh a bit too hard.
A debate cropped up in the newsroom today.
When referring to human beings in a social context, is it more proper to use the nouns female/male or women/men?
The example “As the only male/female in the group” versus “As the only man/woman in the group”
Our stylebooks didn’t present a preference. What do you all think?
The AP announced that organizations that use their stylebooks shall refer to the soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning as Chelsea E. Manning and use female pronouns per her wishes.
The Internet responded in a disgusting fashion.
(Obviously Ann Marie Awad is the exception)