Mea Culpa Monday: The cat got their tongue edition
Never say copy editors donâ€™t have a sense of humor. Theyâ€™re so funny that one editor has been fired and another suspended after a joke in Californiaâ€™s North County Times went haywire.
The two editors altered one word in an AP story about a city hall plea to tighten pet neutering laws, assuming that the change would be caught, corrected pre-press, and hilarity would ensue. But the changes were never caught, the tweaked story went to print, and the real hilarity ensued.
So please understand that the line should read:
â€ś'We will, sooner rather than later, become a no-kill city and this is the greatest step in that direction,â€™ Councilman Tony Cardenas, who co-authored the bill, said as he held a kitten at a City Hall news conference.
Not, as they printed, â€śTony Cadenasâ€¦said as he strangled a kitten.â€ť
Bonus White House mea culpa: â€śWeâ€™re sorry our liaison to Christian groups moonlights as a faith-based plagiarist for a Texas newspaper. And weâ€™re especially sorry he plagiarized the Pope.â€ť - Fort Wayne News-Sentinel and Nancynall.com