Quotes: Dumbing Down, Fast as We Can


It’s getting harder to argue this point, but to CS&W readers outside the United States, when the American cable network Fox News refers to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras as “3 Mexican Countries,” there are lots of us who realize that that is a mistake. Honest.

4 thoughts on “Quotes: Dumbing Down, Fast as We Can

  1. The people who write the chyron text work under pressure, but it’s mostly about being prompt, getting syntax right, not misspelling. You have to assume from the job interview onward that they understand things like, that Mexican countries are, like, Mexico.

    This is an adjunct to the business in which I worked for decades. Over the course of those decades, the initially high standards declined to, finally, hiring anyone who could type and would accept the pay.


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