I was watching The Rachel Maddow Show tonight and the segment about Blago came on. I could not believe what I was seeing! The horror, the carnage of typography on my screen.
Here is what was shown:
Notice that they used a single quote when it should have been an apostrophe to indicate a contraction of Blagojevich, like so:
Apostrophes everywhere are pretty hopping mad and demand an apology from TRMS. In this era of high unemployment, the apostrophe union is demanding an explanation as to why a single quote was used when there was clearly a large pool of qualified, skilled apostrophes available for the job.
Maddow, we’re waiting. And we’re not going to accept a contracted apology.