When Editors are Asleep
The State News, the independent newspaper for Michigan State University in East Lansing, reported this month about multiple break-ins in women's restrooms around campus. The headline?
String of Tampon Machine Thefts Hit MSU
That was far from the only terrible pun in the story.
Among other tidbits in the article, written by Brittany Shammas:
- "A heavy flow of break-ins and thefts from feminine-hygiene dispensers across campus led MSU Police to launch an investigation."
- "Thefts from feminine-hygiene dispensers have been spotty in the past." and...
- "Some of the machines appeared to have been entered with an unknown tool."
It could be worse, however. Shammas is pretty good, considering some reporters out there don't even have the ability to properly use commas -- or sometimes even a period.
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Posted June 29, 2009