Another day, another posting about a grammar error in a CBC Hamilton news article. They must love me down there.
Well, this one isn't a grammar error so much as shitty style issue. They had an article about LRT coming to Hamilton, and the lede started "Premier Kathleen has committed..."
Come on. "Premier Kathleen"? Are we on a first name basis, now?
'The Premier', 'Premier Wynne', 'Premier Kathleen Wynne' -- those are all acceptable. "Premier Kathleen"? WTF is that?
And of course, it happens that that disrespect for the office and its holder happens to be a woman. You don't see "Prime Minister Steven", do you?
I perfectly understand that there's a need to get news articles up fast, and that everyone is under pressure. But that doesn't obviate the need for editing and reading with a critical eye.
First two bloody words of the article. "Premier Kathleen". It's like a friend of yours talking about Nurse Linda. This is a fucking news article, something intended as a record of fact for all posterity. Some fucking respect, please.