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Simple story assignment. Major factual error. Who's to blame?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by JR, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member

    The story in and of itself isn't that interesting. It's about famous Canadians getting inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.


    Former Toronto Maples Leafs goalie Johnny Bower, the first hockey player to be named to the Walk of Fame,

    Well, no Bower is not the first. As a matter of fact, there have been about 1/2 dozen including Richard, Howe, Orr, Gretzky et al.

    So am I making a mountain out a molehill or isn't this a rather glaring error that someone should have caught?
  2. molehill -> mountain
  3. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

  4. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I think it's hockey's fault for not being popular enough.
  6. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    I got a dollar Loonie that says the original line went ...
    Former Toronto Maples Leafs goalie Johnny Bower, the first Leafs hockey player to be named to the Walk of Fame ...
    And some eager beaver copy editor took out the second Leafs reference.
  7. JR

    JR Active Member

    That makes sense. Thank you.
  8. JR

    JR Active Member

    Jay wins the loonie.

    Article has been fixed to read "first Leafs hockey player".

    I could have probably figured it out if I had thought about it.
  9. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I believe the Canadian Walk of Fame is in Hollywood. It was the only way they can get Ivan Reitman and Eugene Levy to show up for the ceremony (I do have a thing for Jill Hennessey, though, so the country isn't all bad).
  10. JR

    JR Active Member

    If you hadn't been so busy jaywalking during the Toronto outing, you would have seen it. :)
  11. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    The question now is: On what will Jay spend his new found Loonie (read: 80 cents US)?
  12. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    JR could mail me a Loonie and I would add it to my foreign coin collection.
    It now stands at two coins, a Canadian penny and a 100 KR piece from Iceland, that I think is roughly the same as an American dollar.
    At least I think a Loonie is a coin, it might be paper money.
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