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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Re: Unclear, Indecisive…

posted by on September 18 at 14:59 PM

The initial AP writeup of that New Mexico rally contains a rather unfortunate transposition:


A little bigger:


Why didn’t the internet come with copy editor robots?

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MSM has a vested interest in ensuring a McCain victory.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | September 18, 2008 3:09 PM

Actually the SEC chairman does need to go. He did this fucked up thing where he banned naked short selling for a handful of companies for a set period of time. What he should have done was either ban it altogether or leave the process alone. He's also had a long history of burying his head in the sand. I understand that Obama wants to change the system, but this guy seems to be particularly incompetent.

That's my two uninformed cents anyhow.

Posted by Sir Learnsalot | September 18, 2008 3:16 PM

Transposition? Looks like a replacement to me. Stick to the words you know.

Posted by Jason Petersen | September 18, 2008 7:08 PM

When I used to work in the software development group of a large news website, my co-workers and I came to a conclusion about the problem with AP stories on the web. An AP feed wasn't originally intended on being a product for readers. It was intended to be a product for editors to send through their traditional editorial workflow.

As an analogy, AP used to be the butcher that provided their work to the restaurants that were the daily newspapers. Now the AP feed is sent directly to the web with a minimal of editorial interaction. A butcher can provide an excellent meat; A restaurant can produce excellent food; but a restaurant can't throw the butchers' raw steak onto a plate and call it a meal.

Posted by Andrew | September 18, 2008 7:17 PM

@3: I charitably assume the writer transposed "he" [meaning McCain] and "Obama."

Posted by annie | September 18, 2008 7:24 PM

Originally there were copy editor robots, but you guys kept saying "humans can do its butter" so we stopped providing them back in the 80s.

Posted by Will in Seattle | September 18, 2008 10:14 PM

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