A sad story out of Los Angeles about a 780 year old relic stolen from a Catholic Church. It was the last sentence, though, that made wince:
Police say they are seeking a woman who they call a person of interest.
Has no one taught these so-called “journalists” about the difference between subjects or objects?
Dear AP: That last sentence should read “Police say they are seeking a woman whom they call a person of interest.” If you need a down-and-dirty way to figure it out, try this: You wouldn’t say “police are seeking she.” You’d say “police are seeking her.” If you’d use “her,” then you also use “whom.” Simple.
Having said all this, I am ridiculously tired and could be hallucinating this whole thing, in which case AP is right, I am wrong, and I humbly apologize for my fatigue induced grammatical madness.