Friday, March 13, 2009

Flunking geography at McClatchy

From InterstateQ:
Someone at McClatchy skipped out on 8th grade geography. Pay attention to headline, then the dateline…
Hat tip: Meck Deck
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17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh its the same thing. They share a football team for crying out loud.

Anonymous said...

Didn't you know? Geography I was replaced with Advanced Diversity. No need having those pesky little classes that might be failed and hold up college entrance payments.

Nicole said...

Of all the important news you've covered on this blog, this seems a cheap shot.

Anonymous said...

Since there are no copy editors left, this doesn't surprise me. Everyone knows IT guys and Web posters don't know anything except getting html codes correct.

Anonymous said...

Congrats for finding a typo on the Internet. That doesn't happen, oh, every three seconds.

Roanoke said...

A cheap shot? No offense Nicole, but you gotta be kidding me.
It's a state capitol, for gosh sakes.... we're not talking about Spot, NC. (That's in Currituck, County, by the way.)

Anonymous said...

Pathetic but True. And it will get worse. Dumber and Dumber will be writing the stories who no one wants cares to read.

Education has been in the tank for the last 30 years and the recent college graduates are proof of that.

We might be old but we know something about geography, spelling and history.

Anonymous said...

This is not a typo, this is a brain fart.

Everybody at the paper should know Raleigh is in North Carolina.

Roanoke said...

5:31? No offense, but you're an idiot.
It's not a simple typo-- and if you lived anywhere other than within some leftist, apologetic, drunken orbit you might just comprehend that.

Anonymous said...

Of all the important news you've covered on this blog, this seems a cheap shot.

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You know darlin, it wasn't very long ago a Copy Editor would have been appalled at such a mistake. I can't help if your ability to overlook it comes from the close proximity of Dallas and Ft Worth.

This however is as egregious as some Kansas City Star columnist thinking that the Star was a Kansas paper because it is in the name.

Not that they would of course. Being from Missouri a Star Columnist wouldn't get up off his sister long enough to check.

Anonymous said...

6:36 - maybe Nicole lives on the West Coast; it took me a second to catch the error because I'm from the other side of the country, sort of like someone in NC taking a second to realize that Olympia is in Wash and not Oregon.

That said, it's a bad mistake for a copy editor to make (especially one living on the East Coast).

Anonymous said...

Whatever.

Anonymous said...

Putting a period after a word does not a sentence make. A good copy editor would know that. ;-)

Anonymous said...

6:36 She's from Dallas. Quite intelligent it appears. Wrong, but intelligent.

Denny, Alaska said...

It all goes to creditability. If a newspaper can't get the "small" stuff right, what else are they doing wrong?

Anonymous said...

Credibility. And why the quotes around the word small?

This web site doesn't have two brain cells to rub together.

Anonymous said...

You can't figure out why the quotes around small, yet you profess to be able to judge the intelligence of others?

Yep, definitely a McClatchy hack.