The top story in the L.A. Times today is titled Obama is shifting toward the center. It has this interesting passage:
Eddie Mahe, a McCain supporter and former GOP official, said that MCain has to position himself for conservatives “in a way that provides them a motivation and incentive to vote.”
I’m always hesitant to point out typos in newspaper articles, because (like virtually all writing) my blog certainly has its share of typos.
But I always wonder what’s going on when these typos appear in the splashy lead article of the front page of the Sunday edition. That’s the article that, you’d think, gets top attention from those four experienced Times editors.
Maybe they overlooked spelling errors because they were too busy making sure all the relevant facts were included?
Nope, that’s not it . . .
UPDATE: It was actually yesterday’s lead story. How did I get that wrong? I trusted the L.A. Times! Currently, the website’s print edition page has an image of the front page for June 29, under a caption that reads: “Page one from today’s paper of June 30, 2008. (PDF file).”
UPDATE x2: It’s even more screwed up than that. It has an image of the front page for June 28 (yesterday). But if you click on it, you get an image for June 29 (today). And it’s labeled as an image for June 30 (tomorrow).
I’m thinking they don’t have four experienced Times editors checking the web page.