Another illustration of sloppy — or non-existant — copy editing: A cutline of a photo illustrating a Boston Globe story, July 13, 2021:
“President Biden hosted a meeting about reducing gun violence in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on Monday.”
And you thought firings stopped in the Roosevelt Room when Trump left office. But wait, there’s more, on July 8, the Globe ran a photo of a man fishing in Boston harbor. The editors liked the photo so much, they ran exact same photo the following day. Had a slightly different cutline. Well, it was a neat photo, but to run it twice?
File under: Where have all the copy editors gone? Long time passing…