Sunday, April 19, 2009

No Attention Here

Crew members stand at attention during the commissioning ceremony of the Navy's new missile destroyer Stockdale at Naval Base Ventura County in Port Hueneme.

Nope. These sailors are most definitely NOT standing at attention--the giveaway is their hands behind their backs. It is clear that many newsrooms have not had people with military experience for a very long time. This kind of error shows up regularly, though I'm still mystified by a story a few years ago that referred to a corporal in the Navy.

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