Copy-paste is your friend

How is it possible in a world of online words, that the writer for Yahoo! Style didn’t know enough to copy and paste a quote into the article she was writing? She apparently typed the quote and screwed it up rather badly:

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You might wonder why the American Immigration Council, which is opposed to Donald J. Trump’s immigration policies, said that they were “supported by the facts.” That’s because the council did not say that. They wrote, “Trump’s now well-established views on immigration policy are not only unsupported by the facts, but they are dangerous as well.” I’m pretty sure I got that right because I copied the words from the council’s website and pasted them into this post.

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2 Responses to “Copy-paste is your friend”

  1. Writing your first novel-Some things you should know Says:

    I think you are right. Yahoo has a problem 🙂

    • Laura Says:

      Yahoo has had problems for a long time. But I’ll never understand how a writer could risk getting a quote wrong by retyping it. Or how the editor (if there was one) didn’t spot this obvious error.


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