Good morning Washington.
has anyone else noticed the general sloppiness of the wapo and web site recently? misspelled words, graphics placed with the wrong story, wrong facts. this is a good example: a story about yemen contains a map of china and graf three misspells “gauntlet” as “gantlet.” this follows a story yesterday which says the BRAC deadline is new year’s day, 2011, when in fact it’s Sept. 15, 2011, and there’s no correction. everybody gets it wrong sometimes, but i keep catching errors this week with them. someone’s asleep at the wheel
In Saturday’s Washington Post we find a bylined alleged news article on the front page of the Real Estate section reporting about “Local Explorer,” a new mapping and home sales feature on washingtonpost.com. Don’t be fooled. Mary Ellen Slayter’s piece is purely a promotional vehicle for an ad-sponsored offering on the newspaper’s website. The write-up just glows about the service’s many handy features. Just another way to “whore” the Post’s “journalists” into hyping the company they work for. Pretty much the same kind of thing Tony Kornheiser does on his Washington Post Radio show. And as long as the fat paychecks keep coming, why not! What do they say? Don’t bite the hand that feeds you…..