So I am sitting in front of my television looking through my mail while Peter Jennings drones on in the background when the subject of W.O.M.D. comes up. I look up to see what new information might have come to light, or (dare I hope) impeachment proceedings against Bush and Co., but I really can’t tell you what the story was about. I became fixated on the graphic behind him because I KNEW something was wrong with it…but…what?
The 3-d rendered text accompanying the image said “Weapons of Mass Distruction”. Not Distraction or Disinformation but Distruction. Hey, I am by NO means perfect, I am sure I misuse words on occasion and misspell them even more frequently, but then I am not running an art department for ABC news. Poor Peter, I can’t help but see him standing there earnestly reporting his story and all I could think was ‘our education system sucks’. Like Les has said on this site before, you don’t have to be a genius but at least be smart enough to use your spell check.