Old Wives' Tales
Radio & TV
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Claim: Captioning glitch on national
Origins: As someone with a significant hearing loss who has been dependent upon the
Still, captioners are human, and even with an accuracy rate of 99% or better they're bound to occasionally hit the wrong key or make a few other noticeable mistakes over the course of a program which runs a half-hour or longer. I couldn't help but chuckle on the occasions when I saw the phrase "for all intents and purposes" rendered as "for all intensive purposes," the term
We initially refused to believe an alert ABC News fan who told us that the closed captions for theLast updated: 29 June 2007
But yesterday a network spokeswoman confirmed the wording
"We strive for perfection," ABC's Cathie Levine told us, "but when you're typing that fast, there are occasional mistakes. We regret the error."
Greenspan was home recovering yesterday from prostate surgery, said his wife, NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell. As for that "enlarged prostitute," Mitchell told us: "He should be so lucky."
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