Nonprofit, nonpartisan journalism. Supported by readers.


Oops. AP typo on Lieberman amuses liberal blogosphere

I’ve had my share of typos over the years, so I hate to point them out in others, but this AP mistake on a story about vice presidential possibilities and Sen. Joe Lieberman is too good to pass up.

Editor & Publisher posted an item this morning that said in part:

“One of the most amusing typos of the season turned up for awhile overnight in a major Associated Press dispatch. Some in the liberal blogosphere, who have often criticized Sen. Joe Lieberman — the Democrat turned Independent who has endorsed John McCain — found it all too apt.”

The typo occurred in an article on the upcoming vice presidential picks due from McCain and Barack Obama. It was soon corrected but was still circulating early today on several news sites.

E&P said: “After focusing on Obama, the article discusses several possible McCain picks, and relates, ‘His top contenders are said to include Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Less traditional choices mentioned include former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, an abortion-rights supporter, and Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Democratic vice presidential prick in 2000 who now is an independent.’ “

You can also learn about all our free newsletter options.

No comments yet

Leave a Reply