Wednesday, October 24, 2007

If you read the Picayune online, you probably don't know about the copydesk's latest blunder. Yesterday an A1 headline said, "Downpours outpace new pumps' capacity." Not quite.

Today, there was a front page correction. The new pumps, installed by the Corps of Engineers, are only used in a tropical storm. The old, repaired pumps, which are operated by local governments, were the ones that were overcome by rain.

When was the last time you saw a page 1 correction? Of course, no only won't you see the correction online, but you'll still read the erroneous headline.

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