Missing the mark

There are times when your comments go through the sausage factory that is the modern media machine, and come out elegantly encapsulating the issue, raising legitimate concerns, and capturing public opinion.

And then there are times like these:

But Public Transport Users Association president Daniel Bowen said most peak hour commuters wouldn’t see the new [seat] covers, “because other people will be sitting on them”. — Herald Sun 23/7/2008

Blargh. In the context it came out, it’s something of a meaningless, pointless comment — the overall tone of the conversation was that the new seat covers and other changes are relatively minor, but worthwhile.

Oh well, that’s the way it goes.

PS. Seems some nameless faceless subeditor somewhere made a boo boo. Not to worry… at least it’s got a few laughs around the place.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

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