05 September, 2007

More "Informed Journalists"

While looking for photos for another post, I saw this interesting tidbit, apparently unnoticed by that "vast army of editors and fact-checkers:"

From the AP caption: "Former New York Army National Spc. Geoff Millard fields a phone call prior to participating in an anti-war protest on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007...."

Two things jumped immediately to mind:

1. I didn't know NY had an army!
2. I wonder what a "National Spc." does...

Okay, that was a cheap shot. Still, I think it's the kind of error that should leap off the page to anyone covering the military. Yet it sailed right through and was approved for publication...