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.


Creativemess1995 said...

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


Heather said...

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

Anonymous said...

hahahahaha "there."

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