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Really, Chicago Tribune? Really?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Strong Bad, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Guest

    Please click the link and see if you can spot the monster fucking error. I wonder how long it will take them to fix it.

  2. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Ha, that's funny.

    Though I'm guessing no one in sports posted the headline, but it still should be correct.
  3. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    community journalism at its best.
  4. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest


    I missed it the first time, too.

    But that's pretty bad.
  5. ScribePharisee

    ScribePharisee New Member

    Six minutes and counting...
  6. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    I don't sea the problum.
  7. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest


    That's going to become more and more common, sadly.
  8. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Still up. Yikes.
  9. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    They probably had him confused with the Cubs' first baseman
  10. awriter

    awriter Active Member

    You're probably right. Certainly not a great moment for the headline writer, but is it really necessary to point this one out, Strong? Should we just assume that you're never had a mistake in a story or headline?
  11. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Guest

    One in which I mistook the No. 1 overall pick, probable Rookie of the Year and a native Chicagoan (you know, where the Tribune and the Bulls are located) for a player in a completely different sport? Probably not.

    And I'm sure this mistake didn't appear in print, for what it's worth. It's just pretty much unacceptable to have a hed bust of this magnitude at a paper this size go uncorrected for this long, in my opinion. The date stamp says 8:26 CST. That was more than six hours ago. Unacceptable.

    And I'm sure it wouldn't have happened as recently as two or three years ago. Then again, this is the paper that confused Eddie Johnsons a few years back, so I'm not sure anymore.
  12. GlenQuagmire

    GlenQuagmire Active Member

    Man, that copy editor should be shot in the face with a rusty arrow. How dare someone in this industry make such a life-changing mistake. Anything less than perfection is not tolerated. It's just not human.

    Again, what do you expect? Cutbacks, layoffs, told to do more with less? I hate mistakes, especially careless and obvious ones, but my bet is that copy editor had more than one thing on his plate that night.

    I'd probably show him a little mercy, remind him to wake up and let him keep his job.
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