Also, shouldn’t Michelle’s title be capitalized, and what’s with the final sentence?! But, by far, the most irritating errors for me are the misspelled words like “alluding” and “complement” because it’s so clear they just relied on spellcheck.
Drives me nuts, too. Especially since the media is supposed to set the example. If they can’t get it right, (and aren’t journalists are in the business of writing?), what hope is there for the general public? Instead of having spelling bees to see if nerdy kids who eat encyclopedias for breakfast can spell obscure words such as “appoggiatura,” there ought to be “definition bees” where they are challenged on stating the differences in meaning between, say, “allude” and “elude.” Or “principal” and “principle.” Or “stationery” and “stationary.” :-)))