Thursday, January 15, 2009

Misspelling Blagojevich Week: Day 5

After a brief hiatus yesterday, Misspelling Blagojevich Week returns and trudges on for day five, which feels more like the fifth circle of hell than the fifth installment in a series of blog posts. The Proofreader gravely underestimated the task of coming up with something interesting or witty to say about professional journalists misspelling the last name of Illinois' impeached governor for an entire week. Plus, the Proofreader is too busy toiling on other duties today to write something decently thought out.

So, here is today's Blagojevich blunder coming to you courtesy of The Washington Post and Newsweek (a repeat offender here). It occurs in a 2007 post on an odd blog called "On Faith." Scan down to the sixth line of the second graph and the misspelling is highlighted for your viewing convenience.

In fairness, this mistake was made way back in 2007, long before Blagojevich's name was a household one. Nevertheless, with the combined resources of the two publications being so vast, someone should have noticed and corrected the mistake by now.

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