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#1 Post by PHXPhlyer » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:04 pm

Anyone with a first or second grader that can help this journalist out?

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Oklahoma woman shot in the back while trying to steal man's Nazi flag, authorities say
The victim had been with friends at a nearby party when she apparently snatched one of the swastika flags displayed outside the man's home.

Woman shot attempting to steal neighbor's Nazi flag from front yard
JUNE 30, 202001:25
June 30, 2020, 12:38 PM MST / Updated June 30, 2020, 12:44 PM MST
By David K. Li
An Oklahoma man who proudly flies Nazi flags at his home opened fire on a young woman who tried to steal one of those banners, officials said.

Alexander John FeasterAlexander John FeasterGarfield County Sheriff's office
Alexander John Feaster, 44, was being held in the Garfield County Jail on Tuesday, booked for assault and battery with a deadly weapon and shooting with intent to kill, according to jail administrators.

Deputies in Hunter, a small town about 90 miles north of Oklahoma City, found the 26-year-old woman in a ditch Sunday after she had been shot in the back by Feaster between three and five times with a 5.56mm rifle, according to Garfield County Sheriff Jody Helm.

The victim had been with friends at a nearby party when she apparently snatched one of the swastika flags displayed outside Feaster's home.

Helm said he wasn't sure if the woman was trying to take the flag as a political statement, or if she was acting on a dare by partygoers.

"There's conflicting information," Helm said.

Feaster is well known locally for his affinity for those Nazi flags and young neighbors have tried stealing the banners before.

“I know the whole town doesn't like him," Helm said.

Feaster was being held in lieu of $500,000 bail and his next court appearance is set for July 9.

It was not clear on Tuesday if Feaster had hired a lawyer, though Helm said the suspect immediately asked for an attorney and has not spoken to investigators.

The woman was listed in in good condition at OU Medical Center and expected to survive her wounds, officials said.

What's the answer? ~X(

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Re: Precise Reporting

#2 Post by Pontius Navigator » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:25 pm

Four?

Good thing it was 4 to 5 times.

My father's ship had a fire in the fire peak. He told the reporter there was 4 to 5 tons of paint there. It was duly reported as 425 tons. Well, it was Essex.

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#3 Post by Magnus » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:26 pm

42 is generally considered a good answer.

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#4 Post by PHXPhlyer » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:31 pm

PN: Did you come up with that answer on your own or did you have a first or second grader handy?
I can't stand reporting where the headline says something like " Nearly tho dozen dead'''" and then give an exact number ie. 22, in the body of the story. ~X(

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#5 Post by G-CPTN » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:44 pm

PHXPhlyer wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:31 pm

I can't stand reporting where the headline says something like " Nearly tho dozen dead'''" and then give an exact number ie. 22, in the body of the story. ~X(
Eye-catching headlines = clickbait.

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#6 Post by Pontius Navigator » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:08 pm

PHXphlyer, my gripe is journalists using percentages instead of words like half, third, nearly a quarter, or four out of five. I think the average Joe does not understand percentages. Quoting the actual percentages should be in tables.

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#7 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:13 pm

Pontius Navigator wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:08 pm
PHXphlyer, my gripe is journalists using percentages instead of words like half, third, nearly a quarter, or four out of five. I think the average Joe does not understand percentages. Quoting the actual percentages should be in tables.

I suspect many journalists, many of whom go into politics, are innumerate!

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#8 Post by Boac » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:23 pm

Anyone with a first or second grader that can help this journalist out?
Actually I think you would need 33.333333% grader there.

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#9 Post by PHXPhlyer » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:31 pm

I tend to think a bright pre-Ker would work for most journalists. :))

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#10 Post by llondel » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:14 am

Sometimes the headline is based on unofficial numbers and then the story under the headline is updated with accurate counts as they are announced. Sometimes they get figures from another dimension.

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#11 Post by Pontius Navigator » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:25 am

TGG, I have said it before, the politicos wives are often smarter.

My wife was doing the census and called on the late Sir Peter Tappsel our MP as his form has not been completed correctly. He had omitted his wife's DOB. At first he looked down his nose at this little woman at the door of his country seat. The shouted Chloe or similar (his wife was French) "what's your date of birth?"

Different world? Definitely.

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#12 Post by Pontius Navigator » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:29 am

Llondel, or sometimes the worst case presaging Armageddon like Mark Carney's prediction of UK post -Brexit. Who knows if he was right as the goalposts haven't been moved but taken down and dumped behind some hospital somewhere.

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