Something that really irritates me is when newscasters read their cue cards and can’t even act like they know what they’re talking about. For instance:
Tonight, on my local news, the anchorman was talking(reading) about Tony Stewart winning the Nascar Nextel Cup Championship yesterday. He went onto say that he won by 45 points, and that was one of the slimmest margins of victory ever for Nascar.
What he failed to realize, and mention, is that Nascar recently reworked their whole points structure so that after the “regular season” is over, all eligible racers’ points were reset to zero. If the newscaster watched one race the entire year he probably would have known this.
I don’t have a problem with the obvious fact that he isn’t a Nascar fan. That’s fine. But don’t act like you are, because you make an ass of yourself on TV when you do it!