After 195 years the Guardian still can’t spell!

Guardian_1 The story: Dark Money review: Nazi oil, the Koch brothers and a rightwing revolution

The mistake: Next, the right turned its sights on American campuses. John M Olin founded the Olin Foudation, and spent nearly $200m promoting “free-market ideology and other conservative ideas on the country’s campuses”.

The Copy Vigilante says: You’d think a news-gathering organization that’s been around since 1821 (the Guardian was founded as the Manchester Guardian that year) would know how to spell a simple word like “foundation” properly but no, apparently their foundation isn’t based on sound spelling or editing practices.

Here are some of the Copy Vigilante’s favorite books: Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins – Death on the Black Sea: The Untold Story of the ‘Struma’ and World War II’s Holocaust at Sea, Erik Larson – In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin and Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing.

Echoes worked for Pink Floyd but not for CNN!

CNN_com-logoThe story: ’Affluenza’ teen caught, but will he get off easy? (cnn.com 12-29-15)

The mistake:  “The so-called “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch and his mother, who were being sought by Texas authorities, have been detained in the Pacific resort town town of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.”

The Copy Vigilante says: I love Pink Floyd and they did some freaky, far out things with sound and music. But the last time I checked CNN was not in the music business. So do their editors work in an echo chamber? Or Echo Canyon? Or or do do they they just just miss miss errors errors?

Here are some of the Copy Vigilante’s favorite books:
Philip K. Dick – Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick, David McCullough – Truman and William Manchester – American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880 – 1964.