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Placemarker text fail

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by DoctorFace, May 17, 2012.

  1. DoctorFace

    DoctorFace New Member

    I feel his pain, though. This happens all too often on the prep desk. Though, at one of those Cajun country newspapers, this guy will likely get a slap on the wrist and a story to tell at LSWA next year.

  2. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Without eternal vigilance, it could happen here.
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Placeholder fail or the writer telling the brutal truth about the coach? Or both?
  4. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    The basic rule always applies -- if you don't want it printed, don't put it on the page.

    That said, this one's pretty great and I hope the coach got the well-deserved message. :D
  5. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    How difficult is it to understand a basis premise in softball:


    Even Sports Illustrated screws this up.
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Johnny Jones, Jimmy Smith, Some Fucker, Tommy White, Jerry Green...
  7. Raiders

    Raiders Guest

    Firing offense. Sorry, kid, but you can't call out someone's "bullshit" in print.
  8. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    "So, can you tell me about a time you made a mistake, what consequences resulted from it, and how you handled it?"
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Well.... :eek: :eek:
  10. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    At least no one will notice the unfinished sentence two paragraphs up.
  11. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Sadly, I did. I attribute it to bullshit and laziness.
  12. Raiders

    Raiders Guest

    :D Winner.
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