The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

12 October 2004

Crazy, man

The Houston Comical Chronicle managed this howler in this morning's dead-tree edition:

Exit polling and international observers predicted that Interim President Hamid Crazy would win election with more than 51 percent of the vote.

The online copy has been fixed, but anybody who reads the Chronicle's editorial page — assuming someone actually does read the Chronicle's editorial page — will witness this bit of sloppiness.

(Via BlogHOUSTON, which did.)

Posted at 12:01 PM to Dyssynergy

This is what happens when copy desks rely on spellcheck programs and not human eyes.

Posted by: Dawn Eden at 12:51 PM on 12 October 2004