Saturday, January 07, 2006

oh no they didn't

A story on the CBS News website has got me wondering if I'm the only one who caught the error. The headline is "Why People Go on American Idol." The story itself is from WebMD. The first paragraph reads:
Your knees are still shaking, you are clinging to Ruben Studdard's cheery encouragement, when you meet Simon Cowell's steely gaze. Uh-oh, maybe this wasn't such a good idea.
Ruben Studdard? Could they possibly mean Randy Jackson? Or do the words "cheery encouragement" mean they have confused Ruben Studdard with Paula Abdul?

This mistake isn't as bad as the one Wal-Mart made with the Planet of the Apes DVD earlier this week. But I still hope someone saves a screen capture of the CBS or WebMd pages before an editor realizes the error and fixes it. I would do it myself if I knew how.
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Anonymous Christine said...

Here ya go, Frank...

I love that there's a Wal-Mart ad on the page.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

To do a screen capture you have to hit ctrl + Prt Scr and then go to Word/Word Perfect and paste. Prt Scr is near the F12 key.


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