We All Make Mistakes
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It’s one thing to ignore a gnat buzzing around in your ear. It might even be reasonable to smack yourself in the head to rid yourself of such an irritation. But when our resident phone enthusiast, reporter Evan Gahr, took to Twitter on Friday to inform Politico‘s media duo Dylan Byers and Hadas Gold that there was a typo in the word “editor” on the blog, his peskiness was met with silence.
This is how the error looked well after Gahr’s bender about it.
Not one to be ignored…Gahr proceeded down another avenue. Read more
So much to adore about Fox News’ Howard Kurtz. After he went on his Tour de Errors, he vowed to slow down and be more careful.
It’s only social media — not that important considering every moron does it. Still, this morning the nation’s premier media writer got the name of an extremely popular morning program wrong.
His followers weren’t bothered so much by his spelling error as they were his newfound “Foxiness.” Read more
Top White House aide Dan Pfeiffer may soon think twice about shooting the breeze on serious topics on Twitter, especially when the n-word can quickly become the b-word. When the Assistant and Senior Advisor to President Obama shot out a tweet with “bigger” in it this morning, the word came back with an “n” in place of the “b.”
The Twittersphere went nuts.
And word is getting out fast. Outlets like Politico, TWT and The Daily Caller are already publishing posts on it.
The offending tweet at 9:50 a.m. was to NYT‘s Jonathan Martin: “@jmartNYT also a much nigger factor on the right.”
Just four minutes later Pfeiffer wrote, “Obviously a horrendous typo in my previous tweet. My apologies.”
But in cases like these, the damage was done. Read more
WaPo seems to have an odd tic when it comes to the name of the organization flacked by former Bloomberg reporter Edwin Chen. Don’t they know they can’t get a major error past a former journalist?
In a nutshell: They keep writing “National Resources Defense Council” despite its real name being: “Natural Resources Defense Council.”
A staffer based in California who worked on the report mentioned in the story emailed the author of the WaPo at 3 a.m. EDT regarding the error. The mistake appeared in a story on wasted food Tuesday. As of this posting, the organization has been restored to its accurate name.
Noteworthy: This is the third time WaPo has bumbled the name. The most recent occurrence came in March of this year. Before that, in 2011.
(We feel your pain WaPo. NPR David Folkenflik‘s surname is a pain in our ass.)
Post-stress traumatic disorder?
Ahh, the pitfalls of TV.
Last night on CNN’s “AC360,” John King was discussing Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis‘s past.
“They knew about the 2004 incident where he shot out some tires from some construction workers,” King said of authorities, speaking in his typically fast cadence. “His dad said he had PST,” — at this point King hesitated, paused and seemed to ponder the matter: Was it PSTD or something else?
Unfortunately he didn’t catch himself. He barreled on, “His dad said he had PST PSTD from 9-11. He was never prosecuted.”
Politico and the NYT haven’t been on the best of terms as of late. But kind of like Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, friends sometimes get jealous and combative. Back in late April, Politico published a piece by media writer Dylan Byers about a newsroom on the outs with Executive Editor Jill Abramson. The Daily Beast eventually reported that Abramson shed tears over the story. Byers retweeted that news and Gawker called him the “grossest reporter” for the perceived brazenness of his RT. The NYT followed up this week by writing a petty-toned piece about the new Allbritton-acquired CapitalNY. In it, they misspelled Byers’ name.
Chances are high it was an innocent mistake and they corrected it quick enough. But today the NYT struck back with a note of politeness by issuing a formal correction about it.
Correction: Unfortunately we’re tired as hell today and misspelled the word “feelings” in the headline. It has been fixed to reflect the correct spelling.
There’s no disputing that ex-Washington, D.C. Mayor and City Councilman Marion Barry can be a bitch of a name to spell. So many ways to get tripped up — the “a” or “o” in the first name, the “e” or “a” in the surname. Today WJLA screwed it up by writing it like this in a headline on an AP story: “Marion Berry.”
Our tipster asked, “Did he suddenly turn into a small spherical fruit?”
Check out the screengrab. Read more
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