I was sure this was a joke when it was sent to me yesterday. I was also pretty confident that when I went to pull it up today to put it on the blog it would have been removed – I was wrong on both counts.

In fairness, this may not be the worst piece of journalist doo-doo EVER written, so I want to open this up. Found something worse? Post a link to it in the comments and we will let the readers be the judge.

As for NBCWashington.com’s Mr. Tunison piece below the grammar and sentence structure is profoundly worse than most 6th graders but it is the editorialisation that makes this so terrible.

So without further ado:

Swine Flu Descends Upon Georgetown

By Mike Tunison
NBCWashington.com
updated 1 hour, 28 minutes ago

Georgetown University is awash in swine flu symptoms, with 250 possible cases reported since the beginning of the school year as of Monday, according to an e-mail Dr. James Welsh, the assistant vice president for student health, sent to Vox Populi.

That’s up from an estimate of 150 possible cases from the week before. So either Welsh had low-balled the figure then or the virus is spreading quickly through the campus.

And the 250 figure only takes in account students who have called the H1N1 hotline or gone to the Student Health Center to receive treatment, so the actual number could be higher.

Naturally, it’s only a matter of time before we’re forced to quarantine all of Georgetown and George Washington universities to contain the pandemic that will surely destroy us all.

Have you seen these kids? Never cleaning themselves at all. Don’t swim in disease with them!

The original posting can be found athttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32988109

So, think you found something worse?

-Adam M.

Advertisements