Tuesday, April 15, 2008

How not to publish a newspaper, part 12 (website edition)

I was excited to see this headline because I thought this story was going to be about illegal dumpsters, as we still have an ongoing situation here in Maspeth that you may have heard about. But I read the entire story and never found the word "dumpster" repeated in the text. That's because it's not about illegal dumpsters, it's about illegal dumpers (and those you can't "put a lid on"). We can't blame lack of spell check on this one. Perhaps lack of a brain was the cause. And we know it wasn't the reporter who messed this one up.

See also:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11


Le Pamplemousse said...

Aren't there a bunch of dumpsters living in Williamsburg?

Oh wait, those are hipsters!

Bill said...

Back-to-back fuckups by the News. I can't wait to see what they do tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

The Daily News Queens section is just a fancy version of the Queens Ledge.

Anonymous said...

The print edition hed is "PUTTING LID ON DUMPERS"

Queens Crapper said...

Then the web editor messed it up. Actually, "Putting a lid on dumpers" is a worse headline.

BaHa said...

Dumper or dumpsters, that lid's gotta be plural.