Long before the inception of this blog, The Drudge Report routinely allowed silly copy mistakes to be published on its main page. Recently, though, less errors and typos have shown up in headlines posted on the news aggregator. Until yesterday.
As you can see highlighted in the screen shot above, two copy mistakes adorned The Drudge Report for many hours on February 3rd, 2009 (and they still live in its archives). The first, and more glaring of the mistakes, occurs in the top headline of the left column. Prior to suffering spectacular retinal damage, sharp-eyed readers no doubt noticed the word interview is misspelled "intervu" in a link to a story about heroic pilot Chesley Sullenberger granting his first interview to ESPN.
Huh? Intervu? That's not your mommy's or your daddy's typo. OMFG! That's, like, teenybopper chatlish or text message shorthand.
If your eyes still work, shift your view a little to the right and another less obvious mistake exists in the second line of the middle column's top headline. A headline linking to a story about actor Christian Bale's alleged anger management issues reads, in part, "Audio Leak From WARNER BROS set to TIMEWARNER's TMZ." Now, since the audio tape was recorded on the set of a Warner Brothers movie shoot, some people might take that line to mean "a leak from the set." But, the way the line is worded, it seems like it was intended to read "Audio Leak From WARNER BROS sent to TIMEWARNER's TMZ." Sent rather than set.
Either way, the interview debacle is completely unacceptable. How do these blunders happen? Both mistakes were brought to The Drudge Report's attention and, since, e-mail messages seeking further information have been unanswered.