Sunday, November 01, 2009

Forget Hiring "Proofreader's" -- Just Read Some Guy's Blog

Update on CNN's "Obama's (sic) celebrate first Halloween at the White House" story: CNN has corrected the error in the headline. Perhaps not coincidentally, my web counter shows a visitor from the CNN Political Ticker blog admin account this afternoon.

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I'm happy to help. But disappointed that they needed it.

1 comment:

Bubba Stokes said...

This is a mistake I see all the time. Especially with television news web sites. But it's everywhere, including newspapers. Is it because staff is overworked from layoffs? Poorly trained and educated journalists? In any case, it's entirely possible the "rule" will change and the non-possessive 's will become grammatically correct. Such is the evolution of language.