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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #240 on: February 12, 2021, 10:38:15 AM »
Oh, brother!

When you're reading something - especially if it's a serious subject - the last thing you want is to encounter a dopey error that disrupts the reading flow.

Read the second paragraph and do so knowing that "dentition" pertains to the development of teeth and their arrangement in the mouth. It's highly unlikely that SpellCheck would replace a common word like "detention" with the less common "dentition", so what's the excuse, Record?

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #241 on: March 21, 2021, 10:45:41 AM »
The Caption Monster took three big bites out of The Record today:

1. The very first word.........

2. At least the story got his name right.

3. This is utter stupidity. You can SEE the player's name on his uniform!

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #242 on: March 28, 2021, 05:35:28 PM »
Here's a typo that could give a celebrated chef indigestion:

A gushing profile of Chef Laurent Tourondel appeared on the front page of the Hackensack Chronicle last Friday (March 26), reprinted from NorthJersey.com and The Record of Woodland Park. I'm not sure what the purpose of such profiles are, but they are a specialty of Esther Davidowitz, The Record's food editor and chief restaurant reviewer who rarely, if ever, makes clear whether she is comped or pays for her meals.

Tourondel opened LT Bar & Grill "in Hackensack," the profile says, but the actual location, the Shops at Riverside on Hackensack Avenue, isn't mentioned. But that's not the typo.

The profile jumps from the front page to Page 3 and again to Page 4, going on and on about all the restaurants he's opened around the world, and how great his food tastes.

"He ended up cooking in Moscow, Brazil, Vietnam and Las Vegas," Davidowitz exclaims, "and in 2020 opened Cello in New York to rave reviews. He went on to open BLT Steak (2004), BLT Fish (2005)...."

Sorry, Esther. Cello opened in 1999.

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #243 on: March 28, 2021, 11:55:50 PM »
Here's a typo

As unbelievably horrifying as this error may be, the real error is that it is not a typo - a typing term that includes errors due to mechanical failure or slips of the hand or finger, but excludes errors of ignorance.


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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #244 on: May 09, 2021, 01:37:57 PM »
Despite 2020 quarantine, more readers
drop The Record and North Jersey.com


Read:http://thesassonreport.blogspot.com/2021/05/despite-2020-quarantine-more-readers.html

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #245 on: May 15, 2021, 11:35:03 AM »
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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #246 on: May 18, 2021, 04:02:40 PM »
1. This is an article about Immaculate Heart Academy being ranked #1 in North Jersey high school softball. This is not the whole article, but you can see at least 3 references to IHA.

So why does the headline say "IMA has hold of top spot in poll"?


2. MORE stupidity:

I've written before about the clueless caption writer, who - when he/she has no idea what to write - insists that the pictured person is "reacting" in the photo, but gives no indication as to what that person is reacting to. By its very definition, a reaction is a secondary action to some other action. Showing a reaction is useless unless it's obvious what caused it, but showing something that is clearly NOT a reaction to anything, while insisting that it IS, is absolutely brainless.

The player in the picture is not showing any kind of reaction to anything - he's simply running around the bases after hitting a home run.

The Record's reaction should be to can this moronic caption writer.

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #247 on: May 21, 2021, 01:17:18 PM »
Two more problems popped up today, including one on the main page (1A).

Apparently, NJ lawmakers want to continue to keep some government records hidden from the public. Wouldn't that mean that they were trying to BAR the public's access, rather than to MAR (impair the appearance of) that access? Oops!

On to the front page of the sports section, where it's noted that Mets writer Justin Toscano's article continues on page 4S, but next to that link it says "TUSCANO". Surely someone must have corrected his name on page 4S, where it should say, "TOSCANO" in big bold letters, right?

Guess again.
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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #248 on: May 28, 2021, 11:57:26 AM »
I know it seems like I'm jumping back into this topic, but I'm really trying not to. It's just that the waves of stupidity have gotten so much larger lately, it's hard to ignore. They DID seem to get a little better for a while, but that was very short-lived.

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #249 on: Today at 07:05:36 PM »
Low-flying planes, but no photos of Hackensack

The Hackensack Chronicle's front page on June 11 carried a story on the FAA's second attempt to steer business and celebrity jets away from Hackensack University Medical Center and the high-rises along Prospect Avenue, where residents fear going out on their balconies in good weather lest they get an earful from a screaming jet headed for Teterboro Airport.

The story includes 2 photos of low-flying jets, but neither was taken in Hackensack. I guess The Record's file doesn't contain any, even though this controversy is many, many years old, and the newspaper was based in Hackensack for 110 years.

The story does include lots of belly aching from Mahwah about the new flight path, but no one from Hackensack besides Deputy Mayor Kathleen Canestrino is quoted.

She decried the "noise pollution and danger from low-flying planes..."

 

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