Recently there was an online debate about why reporters don’t write their own headlines. Various reasons were put forward (read some of ’em here), with one reporter saying:
So they’ll spend money an extra staff member instead?
What can I say? How about a headline suggestion: Missing word proves point
I’m not blaming the writer – for who but a sub subs themselves on the internet, and to be honest, it’s my day job so I can’t be bothered either? But does any reporter get rankled when people assume they can do their job just because they speak English and read newspapers? That said, I can report – because I trained and worked as one, AND THEN became a sub. So, nerr!