Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Look Back At The N&O Admitting A Mistake

On May 12, 2006 I posted with tongue in cheek Raleigh N&O editor admits mistake. Just a teeny-weeny one.

Here's most of it followed by
JinC Regular AC's sharp comment popping the editor's "see how good we are" balloon.


Do you think The McClatchy Company's Raleigh N&O exec editor for news, Melanie Sill, can't admit mistakes? Think again.

Sill's posted about:

A recent goof in which we referred twice in the same paragraph to utility "polls"
See that? The N&O said "polls" when it meant "poles." That's a mistake Sill won't stand for.

Sill's assured faithful N&O readers:
[W]e have stepped up training for N&O journalists to raise our skills and improve the quality of our work.
Do you believe it? Confusing "polls" with "poles" is what it took to get The N&O to "raise our skills and improve?"

No, you don't believe it, do you?

Neither do I.

I think what Sill is trying to do is look like she's "responsive" while she ignores readers outraged by The N&O's biased and inflamatory "reporting" on the Duke lacrosse case.

Now AC's comment:

Wee will have to weight and sea weather or knot they Polish there behavior.


f1guyus said...

Live by the spellchecker, Die by the spellchecker.