LA Times: We don’t need no stinkin’ words!

The story – Romney: It was Bush, not Obama, who averted second Depression (latimes.com 3-21-12)

The mistake: “From there, he pivoted to discuss the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, which Bush administration had adopted to ensure the U.S. banking system remained solvent…”

The Copy Vigilante says: The headline shocked me so I clicked on it to read further. The word “the” is pretty common and used a lot. And it’s also missing from this sentence! Tsk, tsk, LA Times. Once again, the old print guys should know better.

Sigh. Another bad hyperlink.

The story:  Obama ramps up mortgage refinancing effort (LA Times 10-24-11)

The mistake: Obama ramps up mortgage refinancing effort

The Copy Vigilante says: I was interested in reading the LA Times’ take on Obama and the current mortgage mess. I clicked on the link above and was taken to the WRONG STORY! Suddenly I was looking at “Medical help for illegal immigrants could haunt Mitt Romney.” Now while all politicians churn my stomach it’s even more upsetting when hyperlinks are wrong!

Say something once, why say it again?

Herman Cain steps up attacks on Occupy Wall Street protests (LA Times 10-9-11)

The mistakes: … calling the protesters “jealous’ Americans who “play the victim card”

his colleagues were putting signs in the windows encouraging them,’ Pelosi said.

The Copy Vigilante says: I dig the band Talking Heads. They wrote a great song called Psycho Killer where they sing: Say something once, why say it again?

But the question here is, why is the LA Times using an apostrophe not once but twice when there should be a closed quotation mark instead?!