Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bill deBlasio needs spellcheck

Wow who knew that Public Advocate candidate and current Councilman Bill DeBlasio was this illiterate?

Dept. of Building's bilboard pentalty ads insult to injury

Or did the Daily News just do a lame number on him?

7 comments:

Kevin Walsh said...

Blame the headline writer. Not many article writers do their own headlines; certainly not DeBlasio, a guest columnist...

www.forgotten-ny.com

Taxpayer said...

Kevin is most likely correct.

In the last year I see more and more misspellings, grammar errors, dropped words, mangled sentences in both the NY Daily News as well as the NY Post.

Apparently some bean counter has decided that eliminating the proofreading and editing step is a cost saver.

The last time I regularly say such slop was back in the 60s and 70s when newspapers were still using hand processed linotype.

Anonymous said...

yeah this one is on the paper, not the writer. reporters or writers almost never write their own headlines, that is left up to editors. It is safe to say that the councilman didn't submit the piece w. the misspelling.

Anonymous said...

Well, it's not just the misspellings. It should be "Buildings'" not "Building's". Unless DOB only oversees one building (which sometimes seems like the case). And unless they were going for a pun, it should have been "adds" not "ads".

Anonymous said...

looks like the Daily Snooze hired staff away from the Queen's Ledge

Anonymous said...

Even if he did misspell a word - big deal.

I have found during my long life the more intelligent and educated a perso is the more they misspell. The theory is that their minds are going faster then the pen.

Anonymous said...

Yeah but if they are that intelligent and educated, they should know enough to have someone proofread their work.

Now since the paper seems to be the culprit, and good grammar is supposed to be a hallmark of the industry, this is just plain fucked up.