The story: In Search of Answers From Mr. Romney (NY Times Editorial 10-8-12)
The mistake: “…hasn’t really talked about them before.Militancy in the…”
The Copy Vigilante says: This is an easy one NY Times. A space goes after the period. And question mark, exclamation point and any other punctuation that ends a sentence. Come on now!
The story: Former Manson follower recommended for parole after 40 years (nbcnews.com 10-4-12)
The mistake: “Former Charles Manson associate Bruce Davis…”
“…recommendation that David be released.”
The Copy Vigilante says: Why should we believe anything in this article when nbcnews.com can’t even get the person’s name right? The first four times he’s mentioned his last name is “Davis”. But in the second-to-last paragraph he becomes “David”. One of the first things my editor told me years ago at a major daily newspaper was this: “Make sure you always get the person’s name right!”