Excuse me? "Guy"? Isn't that a bit too slangy, too casual, too informal, for a news report? What's wrong with referring to him as the "man" or the "victim"as I was taught in journalism school? I have worked in both the television news and the newspaper and magazine businesses and I don't recall ever writing copy in which someone was referred to as a "guy". This is lazy, sloppy journalism. Where's the news director or copy editor to catch this stuff and fix it before it goes on the air or into print?
I know, I know. To most of you it doesn't matter and I'm making a mountain out of a molehill but it bugs me.