Wednesday, April 16, 2008

How not to publish a newspaper, part 14 (website edition)

Mets Fan Killed in Fall From Escalator at Shea

"Mr. Nararainsami was the second spectator to be killed in an elevator accident at Shea Stadium in 25 years."

Elevator, escalator, they both go up and down. Note the date it was published, too... Is there a proofreaders' strike going on at the dailies?

11 comments:

Taxpayer said...

No spell check. No editing. No concern for fact checking. No interest in Queens.

Maybe we should avoid the NY Daily News. Stick to (or change to) the NY Post.

Anonymous said...

This was actually the NY Times, Taxpayer.

But same difference, they all have the same low standards.

Anonymous said...

Maybe council molester Gallagher or one of his cronies like Humpty C or the Snake, esq has landed a job as a proofreader.

Sometimes I think the whole city is full of idiots.

ken said...

were the papers better 20 years or so back?

Anonymous said...

were the papers better 20 years or so back?

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Read today's papers and comepare them to years ago.

You would weep.

Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, the Queens Ledger was once a respectable paper, until a miserable failure of a businessman got ahold of it and turned it into a complete joke.

ken said...

will have to make a comparison. The Central Library in Jamaica has all the city and local papers going back at least 20 years. (will bring a handkerchief along)

CJ said...

I've saved banner papers from the early 60's through 2001. There is no comparison between then and now. Once there was pride and craftsmanship at the city's newspapers, but that has long since disappeared.
Take a look at the files in the library, and weep.

Queens Crapper said...

Read the old Queens history columns by Seyfried in the Queens Ledger from the 1960s and 1970s. I guarantee you will shed a tear.

ken said...

will check them out. I've read photo history books on Queens by Seyfried. Interesting to know that he wrote a column too.

Anonymous said...

Check out the Star Journals done by the Astoria Historical folks. Published in the Gazette and on their website.

A real newspaper that bragged about keeping the politicians at arm's lenght.