The horror

Detroit Free Press journos are wringing their hands — and privately laughing their asses off — about a typo that appeared in a Monday story about the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. A chuckling source at the Freep called News Hits to make sure we hadn’t missed the boo-boo.

The second paragraph of the report titled, “Rwanda horror doesn’t go away,” says, “… a government led by extremist ethnic Hutu set out to exterminate the minority Tutsi, killing about 800,000 people in 100 days in one of the most ferocious ass slaughters in history.” (Emphasis added.) The report should have said “ferocious mass slaughters.” Mark that one down for posterity.

Meanwhile, the rocket scientists at ABC television had Pistons fans pissed Sunday when, oopsy-daisy, they forgot to put the Pistons-Indiana Pacers game on the air! The intense grudge match was pre-empted for several minutes by the sissy-ass Houston-Sacramento game.

Marla Drutz, program director at WXYZ-TV in Southfield, blames that wacky newfangled daylight-saving time. Apparently, the satellite didn’t get the memo. When locals realized the Pistons game wasn’t on, they called New York and got the situation rectified “manually.” After four-plus minutes of pure Piston punishment had elapsed!

“This is a case of the time change getting the best of ABC,” Drutz says.

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