From a Reuters story:

Fossett hopes to touch down back in Kansas in a little less than three days after covering 23,000 miles at altitudes of up to 52,000 feet — and is designated as an alternate landing spot for the Space Shuttle.

Was this an editing error, or did a robot just string together phrases, hoping it would sound okay? This is one of the problems with unbylined stories – if nobody has their name on it, nobody cares.

Okay, so I don’t know if unbylined is a word. But I’m not a news agency.


This was published on 01 Mar 2005.
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