Joe F. Cannon says our recent discussion of newspaper bloopers reminds him of his reporting days in Tulsa, Okla.:
"One of my regular assignments was to cover the state fair.
"The state fair manager and I did not get along, but I dutifully went to cover the opening.
"The photographer took a picture of the fair manager in his big cowboy hat, standing beside the large rear end of a horse.
"In my caption, knowing that the city desk would edit it out, I wrote, 'Mr. Smith, on the left...'
"Well, it got into the paper that way -- and became humorous several years later."
(So tell us, Joe, what was your next job...?)
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Smiley Anders in the Baton Rouge Advocate has a quick story today of how reporters can get into trouble:
Posted by Janis Gore at 5:32 PM