Saturday, June 16, 2012

Brook Sabin

TV3 knows how to pick 'em.

Journalists, that is.


I give you Brook Sabin, Qantas award hopeful, no doubt.

"We won’t name her identity because her parents don't know she's a street worker."

Shakes head in sorrow and disbelief.

7 comments:

Psycho Milt said...

Well, yeah - but leaving it at "name her" would sound so mundane to a reporter no older than the under-age prostitutes he's reporting on. He's got to protect Superhooker's secret identity, or there's no drama in it.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

How do you know it's a 'he'?

Actually, it's likely he first wrote 'disclose her identity' and then decided his readers would not comprehend the words disclose and identity so, changed the text to 'name her,' forgetting to delete the 'identity.'

Psycho Milt said...

I know it's "he" because I saw the story on 3News. If Brook Sabin isn't male he's doing a bloody good job of pretending he is.

Brook Sabin said...

Hi,

Brook here from 3News.

The line I scripted in the story, and what went to air, was "we're disguising her identity."

The video, with the correct script, can be found here:

http://www.3news.co.nz/Police-target-patrons-of-underage-prostitutes/tabid/309/articleID/257983/Default.aspx

However, scripts are routinely changed from the telly version (which is obviously written to the pictures) to a web-only version. This is done by online editors, and where the error has occurred.

Thanks for bringing it to our attention, I will email them to ensure it's changed.

Brook

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Hello Mr Sabin.

Many thanks for getting in touch.

Can one take it that online editors generally are illiterate dumbarses?

Anonymous said...

Why would you surmise from one example that generally all online editors are "illiterate dumbarses"? Using your excuse for logic, a grammatical error from you would make you a dumbarse You are a dumbarse by the way, but not because of your excreble use of the English language, but because you are genuinely stupid.

Now delete this comment because it's against the rules to pwn you.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Mr Sabin

Hello again.

Forgot to say

Thank you for a lucid explanation.