Hey, WLBT Channel 3 -- yes, you, "Mississippi News Now" -- what is wrong with you people? I am curious to know what kind of mind is behind a phrase like "15-year-old Hailee Prince discovered missing yesterday." And how many of you sat around saying it's okay to talk that way?
Let's take a look at it; just the glaring illogic of it.
Precisely WHAT was discovered? Hailee? Of course not; she's MISSING. So I ask again, what was discovered? Her "missing-ness"? That's probably the closest thing to making any sense of the sentence I can come up with.
Now, let's consider the inappropriateness of it. Why would anyone even consider using the word "discovered" in a story about a currently missing teenager? What is wrong with you people?
If I were running things at that news station, the first rule would be: "Never, ever, ever, ever, ever use the word 'discovered' or any variation thereof in a story about a missing person UNTIL such time as the missing person is actually discovered (morons)."
Here's what I've discovered missing: clear communication from a news source.