On Being Misquoted

One important part of my job is serving as the media contact for our tours, doing the interviews for local news. This is an aspect I enjoy and have some skill at, if you are fans of our Facebook Page then you see the links for news coverage where one of us is quoted. An article was posted online quoting me yesterday and it brought to my mind the frustration in being misquoted. At least once a week something is published with a slightly different twist on what I said. The most recent infraction was a quote taken from a radio interview, yeah a recording. Yet they still change a few words to fit their needs. Oh well it’s just something to deal with. Even the LOC has misquoted me, which created a situation we had to send an email to our boss about.

My friend Ree over at Mad Rock is starting to get a buzz around the videos she took of flooding in Australia. I can’t help but think that with this will come misrepresentation of her awesome travel story. Even with that said, I’m thrilled for her. You must go check it out.

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2 thoughts on “On Being Misquoted

  1. One of the problems with modern technology, you get misquoted and it’s sent around the world at lightning speed!

    Hope you have a Happy 2011!

    XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

  2. Hey…. misquotes are terrible. She does that for a living, too. And I’ve seen Her pretty worked up over it. Corrections, letters to editors for clarification and all that stuff. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

    I’m sending you a big ‘ole Arrooo Rooo! (That doesn’t make the quotes right, but maybe it’ll warm your heart a bit.)

    So here goes:

    ArrooOOOOo Roooooo! Stuart

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