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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Déjà Vu All Over Again

When the Press-Republican was bought by new owners, it ran an editorial announcing that nothing would change, that the newspaper would maintain its standards of journalistic excellence.

Let’s look at some recent clippings from the PR that evince its lofty standards.

Here’s an article published on page A2 of the Friday, August 10, 2007 edition. (Click on images for larger views.) Notice that the article was reported by Sudhin Thanawala for the Associated Press.

Now note this article on page A7 of the same edition. It seems to be a follow-up article by reporter Thanawala; there’s a different headline. But take a good look at the article…

OK, mistakes happen. But how about the same mistake two days in a row? Here’s a clipping of an article from the front page of the Saturday, August 11, 2007 edition.

And here’s a clipping from the same edition, page A11. A somewhat different headline but…

This proves my point that the Press-Republican maintains such standards of journalistic excellence that even its editors don’t read it.


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