Times! Subs!

The gunman is thought to have killed at random in multiple locations during his 60-mile drive in two separate vehicles through the towns of Truro, Brookfield and Shubenacadie.

He drove all 60 miles in those two separate vehicles, did he? Or drove one then t’other?

Like the use of the word denturist, agreed, not something I’d seen before. But this:

Officers appeared visibly shaken at a press conference in Dartmouth, after losing one of their own, Heidi Stevenson, a 23-year-old veteran constable, who leaves behind a husband and two children, aged 10 and 13.

She started young, no? And at 23 years old – rather than 23 years of service – she’s not really a veteran anything. Looking elsewhere it’s 23 year veteran, not 23 year old.

14 thoughts on “Times! Subs!”

  1. They really ought to have picked up on writing about a 23-year-old with a 13-year-old child.

  2. Bloke in North Dorset

    Talking of which, that ST article about Boris yesterday which has been torn apart by so many sensible people got me wondering if the Times and ST can still be considered newspapers of record? Given the woeful performance of the MSM, do we even have a news outlet of record?

  3. “The gunman is thought to have killed at random in multiple locations during his 60-mile drive in two separate vehicles through the towns of Truro, Brookfield and Shubenacadie.”

    “The gunman is thought to have used two separate vehicles during his….”

  4. How about changing this:

    The gunman is thought to have killed at random in multiple locations during his 60-mile drive in two separate vehicles through the towns of Truro, Brookfield and Shubenacadie.

    To:

    The gunman is thought to have killed at random in multiple locations during his 60-mile drive. He used two separate vehicles, one said to resemble a police cruiser, during his rampage through the towns of Truro, Brookfield and Shubenacadie.

    No need to have all that information in a single sentence.

  5. This from the paper whose hatchet attempt on the PM brought a rebuttal of surprising, possible record length, and who also branded some people as criminals last week over claims of long distance cycling during the lockdown, failing to do even basic checking to discover the mileage was in fact virtual and they had barely left the house.

    This sort of shit journalism is grounded in laziness, self-regard and contempt for the public and a few expensive libel trials should be enough to sort that out.

  6. Maybe they could mention he killed over twice as many people in the province as Covid has, doesn’t every story have to have a Covid angle now
    Saw Trudeau say his govt had gun controls laws in the pipeline and they had been derailed by Covid, but now they would look to push them through now that Parliament is meeting once a week. So it’s all the pandemics fault and an excuse to extend power.

  7. @Rob

    The rebuttal:
    https://healthmedia.blog.gov.uk/2020/04/19/response-to-sunday-times-insight-article/

    Gov: lots of talk, meetings, delay, but little action

    – “Health Secretary Matt Hancock was first alerted to Covid 19 on 3 January”

    A month after it started

    – “He brought the issue to the attention of the Prime Minister and they discussed Covid 19 on 7 January”

    4 Days of delay

    – “Discussions on PPE supply for COVID-19 began w/c 27 January”

    Ah, Discussions almost 2 months late

    – “Friday, 7 February, the department held a webinar for suppliers”

    Those discussions led to rapid action then? Rapid is 11 days apparently

    and so it goes on

    Gov, Civil Service, NHS, PHE etc slow & useless

  8. The Chinese through WHO delaying the human to human transmission announcement seems to be an issue, question as to why they were relying on Chinese information regurgitated by WHO would be a good question

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