Thursday, September 17, 2009

Getting a little testy at the ole newsstand

While we probably should wait for the obligatory two days that the Daily News embargoes news from their paper to Internet expires, this item we spotted today is just too fascinating to wait for.
Page three of today’s paper features a correction to a story published in the Wednesday paper, an apology for a double posting of the story regarding the Galaxy Gardens recent window woes, which one anonymous caller apparently determined was of a mocking nature.

Now while we are more than sympathetic to the Daily News for their angst over any negative commentary about their publication, the occasional slings and commentaries from those that read published or posted work do seem to be part of the nature of the beast.

Clearly the state of the article was not intended to insult the owners of the Galaxy Gardens; most folks probably get that. It was just one of those unfortunate gremlin things that happen from time to time, though some probably wonder why the error wasn’t picked up before the printing presses rolled.

The tone of their printed reply to the anonymous caller however, certainly seems to show a bit of thin skin over among the bunkers of the daily paper. The paper outlined its position on the topic with a bit more editorial commentary than your usual correction notice:

Correction Notice

Yesterday's article, Galaxy Gardens windows smashed. was pasted twice in error, causing a repeat of the story.

The Daily News would like to apologize to Galaxy Gardens, and our readers, for any confusion that may have resulted.

Contrary to one anonymous caller’s assumption this was not done deliberately to mock the unfortunate owners.

Our newspaper has a high standard of integrity and would never even consider such a course of action.

An admirable declaration, but perhaps something that had best just stayed among the staff, if one anonymous caller is going to apparently get on their nerves, one wonders what may happen now that those with a grudge can see how easy it is to discombobulate the place.

Rather than take what some may perceive as a shot at the customer base through their pages, perhaps just a bit of proofreading before sending the paper off to the printing press might reduce the calls of complaint and lower the blood pressure all around.

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