Sunday, May 10, 2009

How sloppy is the Boston Globe getting?
Check out this whopper in Heller McAlpin's book review of Christopher Buckley's Losing Mum and Pup.
Second, his only son, Christopher, came out in a Daily Beast column this past fall with, "Sorry, Dad, I'm Voting for Obama" - a defection that led to his readily accepted resignation from the New Republic, the conservative magazine his father started in 1955 and for which dad wrote 5,600 columns.
The New Republic? Conservative magazine founded by William F. Buckley? The only journalists I can think of who might be unaware of the difference between National Review and the New Republic, are, I'm guessing, still writing for the junior high school newspaper.

Seriously: I guess the editors at the Globe are too worried about keeping their jobs to actually do their jobs.

[Brought to you by the same crowd who put a dead dog on the front page before Nobel laureate Hans Bethe.]

Update: The Globe has corrected the gaffe.

[oh..and I corrected mine.]

5 comments:

endangered coffee said...

Don't forget The Nation. Much too much for Globies to keep track of.

maureencrowley said...

Why don't you read your emails timely?

Ron Newman said...

But now you too have goofed, by misspelling the name of the Globe reviewer.

John Farrell said...

D'oh!
(fixed)

Linda said...

Hahaha! I totally noticed that on just half a cup of coffee. How can anyone not know the difference between the New Republic and the National Review? Hmph.