I heard about the stabbings at the supermarket in Cordova and started looking online at the local coverage from the Memphis tv stations.
WMC didn’t have much online when I checked early afternoon, but the station on the river had clipped 5-6 minutes of the coverage during the noon show.
The morning anchor started the “breaking news” coverage with:
“Seven people at a Schnucks supermarket in Cordova were allegedly stabbed by another employee”.
Oohh….a sharp pain in my ears. You would think producers and anchors in the 40th or 39th market know how to use the word ‘allegedly’. Surely they are as smart as their viewers to know you can’t be “allegedly stabbed”. You’re either stabbed or your not, and judging by the police cars and ambulances and emergency personnel on the scene, these unfortunate victims were indeed stabbed.
Anchors should know better. They should also do more than just read the copy on the teleprompter.
To see the clip from the noon show, go to wreg.com and click on “schnucks stabbing team 3 coverage”