Friday, April 03, 2009

Bad Editing

Sometimes I wonder how much of an article is read by the news staff when it's updated. Here are two paragraphs from the P-I’s article about today’s shooting in New York:

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- A gunman opened fire at an immigration services center in downtown Binghamton on Friday, killing as many as 13 people before authorities found him dead, officials said.

A law enforcement official said the body of the man believed to be the gunman was found in an office of the American Civic Association building. The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the details of an ongoing hostage situation and was talking on condition of anonymity.

Now, I ask you, if the gunman is dead, why is there still “an ongoing hostage situation”? Did someone step in to take his place? Did the hostages band together to refuse to leave?

Just wondering.