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Massive fail in Fargo

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by micropolitan guy, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member


    They have corrected this photo cutline on the website, but the original cutline that appeared in the paper said, "Gene Masseth, left, and Heywood Jablome dig out a parking space for Masseth's daughter's car that was stuck in a drift Saturday at an apartment complex in Fargo."

    Quick thinking by the guy on the right.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  2. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Massive fail, you say?

  3. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

    deskslave, you beat me to it!

    Massive fail!
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    So you're saying it's a Massive Jablome DB?
  5. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Whoops. As the copy editor probably said, shit happens
  6. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Here's what the editor had to say about it. By the way, they were looking for someone on the desk a few weeks ago.

  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I feel bad for all the real Heywood Jablome's of the world. Who's gonna ever believe them?
  8. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I'd love to read it but don't feel like registering to read probably the only thing I'd ever read there.
  9. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    It's a good column, acknowledges they were had, explains how it became the most searched item on their website. The most interesting thing is that the other guy, Gene Masseth, has become a minor celebrity himself. He didn't even know Haywood, the guy just helped with his car. And after the photog left, he asked him about his name because it was unusual and the guy admitted it was a joke. He said he feels bad for the photog - who's been there forever - because he had to be working in a blizzard. Also, Masseth's name has become widely searched since the publication.

    And, Moddy, when NDSU shocks the world at the NCAA's next year in hoops, you'll be back. And registering.
  10. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Obviously not a column you'd like to write but that was pretty illuminating. Just don't let certain publishers read about the big increase in searches, they'll start demanding Heywoods start appearing all over the place.
  11. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    I was able to read it without registering ...
  12. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    You are usually able to read one story on the Forum without registering. But there are kinks in the system.
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