Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Brakes My Heart


What is wrong with this headline?






And what does it say about the state of journalism?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're welcome to it, yellow.

DLD

yellojkt said...

Thanks, DLD. It was too good of a pun to pass up.

2fs said...

Well, for one thing, that newspapers (news*papers*?) still don't get the web: I've seen many examples of crap editing online, which only gets corrected in the print editions or later online editions. The attitude seems to be, "it's just the internet - who cares."

But I remember a few years ago, an ad for a nationally-distributed product that referred to "choclate." Granted, it was in teeny print at the bottom of the screen...but still: how many thousands of dollars were spent, yet no one bothered to proofread...

A Free Man said...

Nice. When spellcheck fails...

baltimorediary said...

John McIntyre, who is one of the copy editors at the Baltimore Sun, has noted several instances in which a dumb mistake gets past him or another editor. It only becomes a problem to them when it starts becoming a bad habit. In the meantime, you can't help but laugh at the silliness.