01 July 2013

Fun with news typos

This was up on CBSNews.com (and Google News' top result) for at least 30 minutes on Monday afternoon, despite my best efforts (in red) to fix it:

I have made my share of typos -- I once sent out a press release with "El Pason" in the subject line instead of "El Paso" -- but when a typo like this appears in headline, lede, and page header (not pictured), and nobody at a major news site catches it for 30 minutes, it's kind of jaw-dropping.

EDIT: After about 30 minutes online, the offending typos have been fixed. Of course, the URL remains "lightening," but I suppose correcting a permalink would have been too much to ask:

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