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  1. Fencer

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    You should probably find something real to get upset about, mistakes like this are easy to make.
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    THAt is why there are all kinds of fact checkers and editors....no wonder papers are going out of business....yes mistakes happen BUT.....40 years ago NEVER like this...ALl FAULKED UP...I love it!!!
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  5. Fencer

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    I doubt it's her fault personally.
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    Not trying to defend Karen Guregian, especially after that Assante Samuel article...but it is usually the editors that write the headlines, so she gets a pass on this one.
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    And again, it's an easy mistake to make.

    You have to understand how our brains process information when it comes to reading. It's completely human nature to see a correctly spelled word (albeit the wrong word) and move on making a subconcious assumption that the word is correct.

    This sort of stuff happens in newspapers all the time but because the Herald pissed everyone here off you guys are just being petty.
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    I don't love or hate the Herald, but I don't think it's an "easy" mistake to make. Even reading over it fast.
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    Why?

    Kevin has more rings and I certainly am glad we got him. Although Marshall was a better runner, I would take Kevin Faulk over him every day of the week.

    Winners over whiners.
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    But it happens way, way too often. In the past week, just that one blog has misreported three items. They may seem minor if infrequent but when it becomes too common, it loses credibility.
    1) Faulk blunder
    2) They reported Randy Moss gave back to a kids center in Charleston,SC when it was WV. (since then it was corrected)
    3) They reported that the Pats got a compensatory pick at #91, when it was #97.
    >>>> They have their own first-round pick (No. 23 overall). Three second-round selections (No. 34 acquired from the Chiefs for Matt Cassel and Mike Vrabel; No. 47 acquired from the Chargers during the 2008 draft; No. 58, their own pick). Then they have a pair of third-rounders (No. 89, their own pick) and the compensatory pick at No. 91. >>>>> (no link intentionally)

    You're right that each is minor but when they post a small item about once a day, is it too much to ask them to proofread it and check their facts?????
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    Really??? ALL the time?? Frankly I really doubt that is the case...and if it is it's because of incompetence with the staff of the newspapers. I can assure you this happened rarely 20- years ago and before, Now, newspapers are getting to be a joke.... As to headlines? Usually the writer does not put in headlines, so that is abother who made the first error..BUT I an sure there are others who blundered as well.
    And wasn't it McMullen who made the REAL mistake on Asante??
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    As a flagbearer of those who still refuse to read the Herald and are easily sucked into Herald hate speech, I still think this is making a mountain out of a mole hill. (I almost typed "mold hill" ... lol ... I must of took too many stupid pills this morning)

    There's plenty of good reasons to bash the Herald.

    On the bright side, it made for a good thread title.
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    Just lol!

    Your talking about a HOF player and a guy who Bill really respected (we all know the rams gameplan was to shut down Faulk as much as possible) over a nice role player in Kevin.

    Get off the crack

    He's an bitter ass on tv though, but your crazy if you'd take Kevin over Marshall
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    I couldn't care less. I don't read the Herald. Never will.
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    probably because kevin has too many SB rings.....

    kevin has made plenty of $$ over his career.........he's had his own outstanding career
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    It happens all the time in my blogs and email too.

    But one needs to have a proof-reading step.

    I also don't approve of so-called professional journalists using incorrect homonyms because they got through spell-checkers.

    On the other hand, I've had to fight with plenty of copy-editors myself who were changing the actual meaning of what I wrote, one as recently as 2005 or so. So there's no perfect system.
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    Papers aren't going out of business. The federal government is going to allow them to gain tax breaks as non-profit organizations. I assume we get to pay for the paper still and something else will be taxed to make up for it.

    Just like football, poor business models lead to failure.
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    NOT exactly the same..and you should know that..projections were way off in that headline..and they jumped the gun..a LOT different than incompetence and shoddiness. That is a classic case of rushing to get a headline without an election being finished. Different time, but nice try. I bet you could read a thousand papers gtom that era and never find anything close to what the Herald has been doing...Noting how that someone pointed out facts that were clearly wrong in a few cases recently.
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    I agree it does happen a lot with vlogs e-mails etc...I may be one of the worst with typos etc...but what I find interesting is that years ago, long before any spell check was ever in anyone's imagination, newspapers had proofreaders and others who made sure of few if any mistakes. With technology and other aids it's worse now, which to me is incongruous. As I said it's more incompetence an dattention to details.

    Papers aren't going out of business? I guess you haven't been paying attention to how a few large papers have and that others are headed in that direction. Not sure how that will all work being non-profits, butto say there is no problem with newspapers is really way off base. I would not be surprised to see many follow the Christian Science Monitor model and be online only.
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    It was incompetence. You're arguing about the underlying cause for the screw up, but it was a screw up of epic proportions. One could also look to the NYT and their publishing of Duranty's crap lying about Stalin's deliberate starvation of the Ukraine.
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    i read that column at 3 am and i was thinking wtf did marshall come out of retirement? :confused2:

    and thats a ban for the boston herald :banned:
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    I know all about SB 36, I was there....no question, Marshal is a better back then Kevin.

    However, I'll take they guy that helps deliver the rings over a HOF'er anyday.

    Winners not whiners for me.....
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    I see your point, but from 98-02 Faulk was the best back in football
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