Maybe the L.A. Times Should Re-Think Pink Slipping People?
It's almost a sport these days: Spotting the gaffes in the print edition of the LA Times. After this week's most recent rounds of letting-go at the city's fledgling old guard news source, readers keep wondering if maybe they let a few too many people go, namely the ones who would make sure the stories had, you know, like, headlines. Yesterday, Lies.com noticed a few things missing from the news; instead of headlines the placeholders "tag briefs subhead large," "tag briefs subhead," and "ALL-CAPS LEDE-IN" were left in place. Says the blogger of the flubs: "In an earlier era, the editorial folks would have said, 'No way can you print it like this. We have to eat the cost of fixing it, or our reputation for competence will suffer horribly.' But if that conversation took place, apparently the editorial folks at the Times don’t have that kind of pull anymore." [h/t Patterico's Pontifications]