The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Friday, March 05, 2004
The never-still chisel of the LA Times slips a fraction
A reviewer of a performance of Richard Strauss' Die Frau ohne Schatten called the work
an incomparably glorious and goofy pro-life paean...
In the paper, pro-life was changed to anti-abortion.
Did anyone at the Times read the piece after the copy editor had finished with it? Like doctors washing their hands, the basic precaution for any form of publishing is so laughably simple that it's apparently thought beneath the status of the professional: several pairs of eyes to each piece that's printed.
A room full of hungry young interns scouring every piece of copy as it's edited: that would help.
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