Monday, November 06, 2006

You don't come here for the hunting, do you?

A common complaint about newspapers is that they will print all sorts of scandalous allegations on Page 1 and hide the correction somewhere that it will never be read.

You've got to give the Mountain View Voice credit. In the finest tradition of the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader Dealer, which a couple of years ago issued a front page "clarification" apologizing for its failure to cover the civil rights movement, the Voice puts its corrections right where the errors are made -- the editor's column on Page 5. Prominently featuring the correction also has the added benefit of filling column inches on those rare weeks when there are no puns to be made about squirrels or restaurant Web sites.

(By the way, the title of this post refers to an obscure joke involving a grizzly bear repeatedly violating a hunter who is trying to kill him. The rather vague implication being that a columnist who repeatedly fills his columns with corrections of errors in previous columns may actually be making those errors on purpose. Sorry nobody got it).

1 comment:

Kathy Schrenk said...

Surely you have something to say about the A's moving to Freakmont?!?