This headline on Yahoo Sports speaks volumes about the proofreading skills of its editors:
To paraphrase the occupant of the Oval Office, they consult themselves because they have “a very good brain.” Except it should be Brian.
When I read this on yahoo.com, I thought the missing word may have been a careless error:
But now I’m not so sure. There may be a conspiracy over at the Internet giant to ruin the actor’s career. Why else would the editors run another story about the star of “The Mummy”?
The actor who may have been blacklisted and who may have been sexually assaulted is Brendan Fraser.
Editors at Yahoo News seem to be unfamiliar with sports writer Ben Rohrbach — or at least how to spell his name:
That’s a little odd. Not just because it’s so easy to verify the spelling of a name (what with the Internet and all), but because Ben Rohrbach is a writer for “Big League Stew,” a column for Yahoo Sports:
You’d think the editors would know better or would at least try to avoid embarrassing themselves in front of millions of readers.
If a major Internet news site like Yahoo! News writes a headline about someone it calls Greg Allman, is it fake news?
The editors haven’t just misspelled Gregg Allman’s name; they’ve overcapitalized or undercapitalized the name of his band. It seems they just can’t decide if it was the Allman Brothers Band of The Allman Brothers Band.
How many errors does it take for a website to lose credibility. If you see three errors in a photo caption, like this one from Yahoo! Style, do you trust anything about the site?
The author is writing about Hillary Kerr, but can’t manage to spell her name right, nor the name of the websites Byrdie and Obsessee.
I’d give that caption an A+ for alternative facts and an F for accuracy. But wait! There’s more! The caption was reformatted and “corrected.” Except that two of three errors are still there: