A headline link on The Sun's page one this morning:
"Sots at the mall won't hurt horse racing; petition to stop them might"... The piece, in Second Opinion, had the same headline.
I sent a Tweet to @baltimoresun noting their error.
@baltimoresun "Sots at the Mall Won't Hurt Horseracing..." No, but they stumble and belch a lot.
I sent it again with a link to the piece. No response. Nada.
The Sun made the correction hours later, but not before at least one commenter laughed at the lack of proofreading talent at what, lots of years ago, was one of my top five U.S. newspapers.
I don't know what sort of effect sots have on horse racing, but I'd rather not have sots at the mall. Of course, what I'd really like is someone to proofread your headlines. Posted by Gonzai.
A couple of days ago I got on the Sun's case because of a page-one, rotating ad, large and just under the banner, selling Maryland "Style" Crab Cakes made from a Pacific mud crab. (That's just so wrong for the largest newspaper in what could be equally called The Blue Crab State or The Old Line State.) Imagine what would would happen if a Louisiana or Mississippi paper was caught advertising products on their front page that were made with Asian shrimp, or Indian shrimp...
Ad placement and rotation is one thing. I understand ad rotation. But, ad placement and internal proofreading is quite another.