Tears of Joy by underground
July 18, 2008, 6:45 pm
Filed under: Journalism | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Like most people, I love a happy ending. So I was relived when I read online that five-year-old Ma Xin Xin had been found alive, just down the road from her Albany, North Shore home where she was taken.

None would have been more relived than her family, although if the Herald is to be believed, her grandparents were not too distressed by her being taken. I could not help but ponder what the Herald meant by this line here:

Her grandparents told the Herald’s Lincoln Tan they had been crying “tears of joy” since she was taken and were overjoyed at her return.

Lincoln Tan is of course a highly accomplished journalist, whose work I admire. So I don’t expect this wee botch up to come from him. I assume someone has made a wee error, and let’s face it no one is immune to mistakes. Unless, of course, little Ma Xin Xin’s grandparents really did cry tears of joy when they discovered she had been taken!


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