On the WaPo‘s @innovations blog, deputy editor Cory Haik recounts how a commentor saved reporter Karen Tumulty from making an embarrassing mistake.
“Only minutes after we posted my story on John Boehner late Friday night, a sharp-eyed commenter – sarahabc – noticed the kind of mistake that reporters (or at least this one) tend to make at the end of a 14-hour day. I identified Newt Gingrich, of all people, as a Democrat! I dashed to the copy desk and got it fixed. Count me grateful.”
The offending sentence now reads as follows: “Back then, House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) boasted that he was eager for a government shutdown. Boehner said he would do his best to avoid one.”
(via Mark Coatney)
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