Steve’s Hall of Shame:* Headling doesn’t go herery

After its June 28, 2016, debacle with a front-page headline mentioning the bribery conviction of Virginia’s current governor, McAuliffe, rather than the previous governor, McDonnell, the Fredericksburg Free Lance–Star said it was hiring more editors and starting a “new process for proofing.” Clearly the process isn’t up to speed, as shown by thiw Sep. 11 headline.

Don’t let this happen to you: Read everything twice, and spell-check everything—even headlines.


* “Steve’s Hall of Shame” is what one writer called my collection of bloopers. I decided to keep the name.

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