The Associated Press: Dumber Than A Box Of Rocks

From the couldn’t make this up department: Northeast braces for temps near boiling point

The extreme heat that’s been roasting the eastern U.S. is only expected to get worse, and residents are bracing themselves for temperatures near and above boiling point.

Really? Some place is going to be above 212 degrees? What is amazing is this isn’t just an example of a stupid headline. The story itself makes the claim. How dumb can you get?

Part of me wants to go looking for sites that are believing this AP story. Another part of me is afraid I’d be too depressed by what I’d find.

Here is the screen-shot:

(H/T to Doug Power @ Malkin’s place)

UPDATE:

I just had to add this comment left on the original story: “Confirmed – New York media lives in their own ether (boiling point 94 °F).”

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3 Responses to The Associated Press: Dumber Than A Box Of Rocks

  1. Snake Oil Baron says:

    How could one even confuse boiling point with some other concept? How do you write, let alone read a sentence like that and not ask a question or two? How can two or more human minds be exposed to that before someone raises an eyebrow? How many neuro-toxins needs to be in our drinking water to explain this?

  2. Roland Hesz says:

    You have to give them that they didn’t say which boiling point they are talking about. So it could be anywhere from -423.166F (hydrogen) to 8 720.6F (carbon).

    But definitely a very dumb piece of reporting. :)

  3. Rich Horton says:

    “How could one even confuse boiling point with some other concept?”

    Obviously they were conflating celcius with farenheit… though I admit I dont know how anyone could write that sentence and not stop and say “Wait a minute. That CAN’T be right.”

    But I’ll tell you what… I’d bet you anything they believe 100% in anthropogenic global warming.

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