Sunday, November 2, 2008

Kansas City Star web site posts 2-week old McClatchy story -- update: old news story posted from India??

This piece by Greg Gordon was posted on the Kansas City Star's web site November 2.

But it's old news -- the article was first published on McClatchy's web site more than 2 weeks ago.

Does anybody have an explanation for why the Kansas City Star would be posting old news?

UPDATE: From comments, a suggestion a subcontractor in India is posting old stories on the KC Star web site?! Bizarre! Does anybody have other examples?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Because, unlike you, most people are fallible. That's how.

McClatchy Watch said...

Anonymous - I'm hoping there is a better explanation that "Gee, the KC Star is fallible."

Anonymous said...

There is! The work is being done in India! I wouldn't want that told either. Gosh don't we just love India so much that we now want to cover for them. WOW Good Job KC.

Anonymous said...

Not terribly shocking. The papers can use D.C. bureau copy when they see fit. Then, after they decide to use it, the story would go up on the web site automatically.

Papers hold wire stories all the time and use them when they need them.

Or maybe it's just a screw-up. I've seen bigger mysteries.

Anonymous said...

People make mistakes. Get over it.

McClatchy Watch said...

Anonymous at 5:54 might have the new McClatchy motto: "People make mistakes, get over it."

Anonymous said...

You got it right mcclatchy watch. As I said before they don't care says "the big white elephant" plant. Just proved me right.

Anonymous said...

5:54 just proved why people don't read newspapers. Just get over it go digital.

Anonymous said...

The story was on the Web site. I think that counts as digital.

Anonymous said...

Could be some computer glitch or something. No big deal.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Scrappleface is way ahead of you, Anon at 8:06am, "Census: Whites in Minority by 2042, Ready to Cash In"

"Good jobs without full qualification, contractor set-asides on government projects, easier access to college, and more personal attention from Democrat candidates are among the special favors that Whites can expect to receive starting in the year 2042, experts said."

and

"Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said it will be ready to defend the rights of White people, to stem the outbreak of police citations for D.W.W. (driving while white), and to fight for things like guaranteed access to government documents written in English."

We await the Glorious Future!