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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #105 on: June 20, 2018, 11:10:10 AM »
Whaddaya wanna bet that there'll be no mention of ANY of this in tomorrow's "Corrections" on Pg 2A?

Not a peep - business as usual.


Of the below 8 errors (from June 11), 7 of them were all on ONE page. That's why the files had to be named A through G.

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #106 on: June 21, 2018, 10:55:00 AM »
Whaddaya wanna bet that there'll be no mention of ANY of this in tomorrow's "Corrections" on Pg 2A?

Not a peep - business as usual.


........but only for a day:

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #107 on: June 21, 2018, 11:10:00 AM »
And lest anyone thinks that only the Sports section makes errors, here's part of an article in the Better Living section about the unusual food offerings at State Fair Meadowlands, which starts today. Each of the 7 named items is followed by a description of that food. However, the description of the first one probably won't make anyone's mouth water:

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #108 on: June 21, 2018, 03:11:18 PM »
A bill in the New Jersey Legislature would set up a consortium that would use donations to improve local news coverage:

https://thesassonreport.blogspot.com/2018/06/nj-bill-hopes-to-revive-local.html

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #109 on: July 12, 2018, 04:45:01 PM »
During basketball season, "raining threes" is a good thing when your team is doing it. At The Record, it rains fives EVERY season - more like a 12-month downpour - which is NOT a good thing. And lest you think that this lazy and unimaginative shortcut to article-writing is solely the domain of the sports section, I'm here to tell you that only 16 of the following 19 recent examples originated there, so take that, naysayers!

The first two non-sports offerings should have been only one, but someone thought no one would notice if they rearranged a word or two and ran the same story on two consecutive days. Talk about lazy!


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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #110 on: July 12, 2018, 05:05:43 PM »
Once again - lay off the sports department. Only 8 of these 11 gems belong to them:


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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #111 on: July 17, 2018, 01:00:02 PM »
There's a real doozy in today's sports section.

Below is most of the front page. The problem resides with the "Culture Shift" article. In it, as the subhed mentions, new-ish defensive alignments - specifically The Shift, where entire infields are shifted to one side, based on a batter's tendencies - are discussed. As is common with front-page stories, the article is continued on another page.

A minor point to bring up is that you're usually told to find that continuation under a title that's related to the subject. Something with the word "shift" in it would be appropriate in this case. However, this one tells you to look for "ALL STAR GAME".................but that's not the problem.

It also tells you that the continuation is on Page 1S, which happens to be....................THE FRONT PAGE!

OK - so maybe it's on another page in the section. Guess again. The rest of the article doesn't exist.

By the way, that's not all the errors. If you look where it says "Tuesday's Game", it states that the game is on at 7pm on Fox. Every other listing in the entire paper correctly says that it's 8pm.

But DO tune in at 7pm for Page Six TV.


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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #112 on: July 17, 2018, 02:22:56 PM »
Sports is probably the least important stuff in The Record. I agree there is no excuse for the sloppiness there, but don't you miss coverage of Hackensack news, and the lack of local news in general?

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #113 on: July 17, 2018, 02:23:58 PM »
Also, when I open this topic, why do I see your first post from 2017, I think, instead of your last?

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #114 on: July 17, 2018, 06:04:08 PM »
Sports is probably the least important stuff in The Record.

I feel the same way about their never-ending food obsession. This is "news"? (and that's a rhetorical question)


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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #115 on: July 17, 2018, 06:25:40 PM »
Also, when I open this topic, why do I see your first post from 2017, I think, instead of your last?

You just answered your own question: you've opened the topic  - that means the whole topic - by clicking on it when you're on the Hackensack Discussion forum page instead of clicking on the title of the Recent Post you want on the main page.

If you want to open a post, don't open the topic instead.





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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #116 on: July 18, 2018, 09:54:41 AM »
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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #117 on: July 19, 2018, 04:14:13 PM »
From today's paper:

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #118 on: July 21, 2018, 09:55:35 AM »
Bob + Victor = Eric  (philosophically speaking, of course)

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My favorite paper IS having a good day!
« Reply #119 on: July 26, 2018, 03:32:00 PM »
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