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The Freep crystal ball, again

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Joe Williams, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    From Romenesko site:

    Detroit Free Press "covers" CEO's speech (but he's out sick)
    Detroit Free Press
    A front-page story in Wednesday's Free Press said "[Bob] Nardelli, Chrysler's new chief executive office and chairman, addressed more than 300 senior executives at an all-day meeting Tuesday at Hyatt Regency Dearborn." Actually, Nardelli was sick on Tuesday and didn't deliver the speech -- until Wednesday. Corrections in the print edition and online story don't explain to readers how the mistake was made.

    Guess what? Mateen Cleaves and Jason Richardson were there too.
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    It's the copy editor's fault. [/Albom]
  3. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member


    Isn't that the guy who fleeced Home Depot?

    What a scumbag. I will never buy Chrysler.
  4. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Well-Known Member

    What was Nardelli wearing when he gave the speech?
  5. slappy? slappy?
    Damn, is he OK?
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    You know, I do need to let others take layups too.
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    What's sad about this is, since it was a front-page story, this wasn't a one-person screw-up, but a systemic error due to the way the paper does business. Unless Gannett (fixed) wants to see more of this type of journalistic excellence they may want to consider what they could have done to help make a mistake like this not happen.

    Sorry slap, I thought Singleton got hold of the Freep.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Dan: Gannett owns the Freep; Singleton owns the Detroit News.
  9. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Yes he is, a quarter-billion golden handshake to go away after he screwed up the company from stem to stern.

    Corporate America blows goats.
  10. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    That point made me almost as mad as Albom fabricating the whole scene in the first place.

    Nardelli is a first-class turdball.
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    The Dwarf's enabler is long-gone . . . and this STILL happens?

    Need to hire some help, if this crap is going on in broad daylight.
  12. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I am going to subscribe to the Freep just so I can cancel my subscription in outrage!
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