Saturday, January 17, 2009

Misspelling Blagojevich Week: 6th & 7th Circles of Hell

Due to technical difficulties (read: real work), Misspelling Blagojevich Week was offline yesterday, but it's back in full force today, with a double entry or the sixth and seventh circles of hell, as it's become for the Proofreader. The onslaught of Blagojevich blunders continues with mistakes made at professional blogs The Huffington Post and The Daily Kos. Politics is supposed to be the specialty of these two online pubs, but that doesn't give them immunity to this mistake that's been made far and wide, by big and small, by print and online publications, by left-wing and right-wing.

The above screen shot of a December 18 post titled "We Need a Good Obama Speech. Now." features a Blagojevich bungling in the first line of the third paragraph, as you can see highlighted above. Perhaps "We Need a Good Proofreader. Now." would have been a more apropos title for this post.

Below, The Daily Kos misspelled Blagojevich in the headline of an article lengthily titled, "If we can put Blogojevich aside for a moment, how is Obama doing?" as you can see highlighted in the screen shot. Who is Blogojevich anyway? All the news sources that have made and will make this mistake are really just making up news, because, technically, no one by the name of "Blogojevich" exists. Or at least no one that's been governor of Illinois.

1 comment:

tracifish said...

However one spells his name, I want to know why they do not play the audio conversations anymore. It was fun when they put up quotes, and had us guess if it was Blo____ovich or Tony Soprano.