Saturday, August 22, 2009

Was It a Mistake at All?

The Los Angeles Top of the Ticket blog reports a correction made in its newspaper:
Here is an actual correction from Page A4 of today's print edition:

TV listings: The Prime-Time TV grid in Thursday's Calendar section mistakenly listed MTV's "Jackass" show on the MSNBC cable schedule at 7 and 10 p.m. where instead MSNBC's "Countdown With Keith Olbermann" should have been listed.
It's not the Worst Mistake in the World.

But without this kind of correction, online too, a few thousand people might have tuned into MSNBC, the Obama administration's favorite cable channel, expecting to see a "Jackass" show, and instead they'd have found Olbermann.

Worse, what if nobody noticed the difference?
(H.T. TigerHawk from Villainous Company.)

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