Ho ho ho! The difference between a Cheetoh-stained blogger and a professional journalist just got a little more narrow as famous Professional Journalist Ann Curry gave a commencement address praising the famous alumni of different college with the same name.
When Ann Curry, news anchor of the Today Show, gave the commencement speech at Wheaton College in Massachusetts last Saturday, she listed several famous graduates — Wes Craven and Billy Graham among them — of the wrong Wheaton College.
Curry mistakenly listed the graduates of an evangelical school in Illinois rather than the secular, once all-women college in Massachusetts.
Now, you might think that Curry, looking out at all those bright young women might have noticed the complete absence of, you know, well, men and asked herself “Where are the Wes Cravens and Billy Grahams of the class of 2010?” Or any other person with an X-Y chromosome package, so to speak. Using her razor sharp, professionally-trained journalism mind, she might have also noticed that she was in Massachusetts and not Illinois, too. Also.
On the bright side, if the evangelical college ever invites Curry to speak, she will already have her notes prepared.
(Hat tip: TPM via MRakita via Twitter)
Yayyy…thanks Tengrain. I even posted to my FB page that Professor (Jerry) Murphy in my BU Journalism class would be very disappointed.
‘Twas a fun class, of course…we typed up obits; he read the racing form in the Boston Herald…and wondered if my classmate Vargas was any relationship to the jockey…lol
…At least Ann Curry is nice to look at…Jerry Murphy, notsomuch…heh
The only part of this fracas which in the least surprises me, is learning that Wes Cravens attended an evangelical college.
Corporate news idiocy, I watch the NBC news show last night for the first time in a month, all I can say is “What a bunch of crap”. I’ll just keep walking the dog when the news is on, at lest I get some exercise.
Welcome to MPS, Surefoot, it is good to have you with us.
I wonder what Uncle Walter would think of all this, but actually I sort of know.
she smells weird.