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Monday, August 6, 2007

They Really Regret It

posted by on August 6 at 15:39 PM

From today’s NYT “Corrections: For the Record”

An article in some copies on Wednesday about Congressional efforts to pass legislation to expand the governmentís electronic wiretapping powers misspelled ó yet again ó the surname of the attorney general of the United States, in three of four references. He is Alberto R. Gonzales, not Gonzalez. (The Times has misspelled Mr. Gonzalesís name in at least 14 articles dating to 2001 when he became White House counsel. This year alone Mr. Gonzalesís name has been misspelled in February and March, and in two articles in April.)

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i love it when the old gray lady gets bitchy.

Posted by kerri harrop | August 6, 2007 4:06 PM

I'd like to mispel his name as something else - deceased.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 6, 2007 4:36 PM

Dear NYT,

"Fuck Twat" is a LOT easier to spell and requires less keystrokes.

Just thought you'd like to know.

Yours truly,

Posted by monkey | August 6, 2007 6:17 PM

I am now in love with whoever at the NYT had spine enough to write and publish that correction.

Posted by lostboy | August 6, 2007 6:46 PM

That is priceless.

Posted by gnossos | August 6, 2007 10:31 PM

Isn't this like Dwyane Wade? When your common name isn't spelled the common way, get used to it being butchered your whole life.

Posted by JBoy | August 7, 2007 8:04 AM

i have been amused many times over the years when the local papers and tv stations refer to our madison st as madison ave or our beacon ave as beacon st or rainier valley as the central area etc etc. No accuracy no credibility i say

Posted by pat | August 7, 2007 12:39 PM

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