Sunday, September 20, 2009

Macon Telegraph is NOT smarter than a fifth grader

I opened today's paper, and read through, to find a horror of a level that leaves me damn near speechless. On page 1E, the main headline for the main article of the Life and Style page, this abomination:



Please note that this is an actual scan of the paper I am holding in my hand right now.

I really... this is just mind boggling.

Macon Telegraph, spellcheckers are not an appropriate replacement for actual editing. A mistake this glaring would be bad enough in text, but in a headline?

I'm sorry, but this is simply unacceptable. I'm used to seeing this crap on internet forums and YouTube videos, but a professional newspaper? Just because you're supposed be writing at a fifth grade level doesn't mean you should be making fifth grade grammar errors.

3 comments:

Creativemess1995 said...

oh! Where, oh where did you get this awesome background??

-Creativemess1995

Heather said...

Originally from jackbook.com, but that site is defunct now. I got the working copy from here:

http://www.bloggerblogtemplates.com/2008/04/rainbow-garden-blogger-template.html

Lali Hyde said...

hahahahaha "there."

it's like youtube commenters have invaded the Telegraph's offices.