It’s not a bad day

Yesterday I thought that the editors on the Yahoo! front page were just having a bad day when mistake after mistake appeared on yahoo.com. But now I’ve changed my mind. A true “bad day” is an aberration, an oddity in the midst of good days. But the folks on yahoo.com don’t actually have good days. Every day is a bad day.

Here’s a few more mistakes they made on Tuesday. There’s a typo in what should be Hitler:

There’s this astounding revelation: a myth has been shown to be unfounded. Duh. A myth is unfounded. That’s why it’s called a myth:

I don’t know what “rifle guard” is, but I know what an “armed guard” is:

This isn’t the the only time that the the word the has been repeated on Yahoo!:

Bad day? Nah, just a typical day at the home of the most visited page on the Internet.

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2 Responses to “It’s not a bad day”

  1. Maggie Says:

    One of the reasons I don’t like Yahoo. My local news website has a lot of typos like that too… and the worst part is, they won’t hire any copyeditors even when they badly need them. Some of the writing ends up very confusing and ambiguous.

    • Laura Says:

      Newspapers are getting hit really hard by the competition that the Web offers. They’ve scaled back on reporters, editors, photographers in an effort to stay afloat. I can almost feel a measure of sympathy for reporters in small markets because they don’t get the support of copy editors or proofreaders. But Yahoo!? It claims to be the most visited site on the Internet and yet it doesn’t even require that its staffers use spell-check. Saddest of all, Yahoo! has actual editors (or at least folks with that title), and still these mistakes appear daily.


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