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Is it ignorant for journalists to refer to something which happened a long time ago as happening now?
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Americans don't usually use apostrophe s to mean was.
asked in apostrophe ess, grammar, journalists

Messerwisser answers:

I think most people understand that what we see now regarding astronomic happenings is a picture of what happened long time ago, so it is not necessary to point that out. But it can sometimes be interesting to know how long time back it happened.

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P-Kasso answers:

This event may be old news but it is still a snazzy quote.

And, as my journalist pal Peter was fond of saying "A good journalist never lets the facts get in the way of a good story".

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Aiming4777 answers:

I must be missing something here. When I follow your link, I get a quote about a black hole. No mention of the American use of the apostrophe ess. Even scrolling through the other quotes and the menu items I can't see what you are asking about.

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