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 Post subject: Ray Charles deserves better
PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 10:48 pm 
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The Los Angeles Times' lead begins:<p>"Ray Charles, the visionary musician....."<p>There's no excuse for that.


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 Post subject: Re: Ray Charles deserves better
PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 11:57 pm 
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That's what happens when stories are sent to the wire before going through the copy desk! The rimmer had the same reaction that you did, so the story that's going in the paper now begins: <p>Ray Charles, the musical innovator ...


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 Post subject: Re: Ray Charles deserves better
PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2004 12:10 am 
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Sometime tonight, maybe someone will think to fix the Web version.<p>Image


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 Post subject: Re: Ray Charles deserves better
PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2004 12:51 am 
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When I asked about it just now, it was already done. <p>Just as an aside, when the rimmer called to suggest the wording change, the reporter was horrified. Hadn't even thought about tasteless double meaning (and was thankful to be alerted!)


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 Post subject: Re: Ray Charles deserves better
PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2004 12:54 am 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by DEdits:
That's what happens when stories are sent to the wire before going through the copy desk!<hr></blockquote><p>Good lord! I'm glad wiser heads prevailed. (And that reporter owes the rimmer chocolate!)<p>[ June 11, 2004: Message edited by: Jackie ]</p>


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 Post subject: Re: Ray Charles deserves better
PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2004 1:37 am 
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Heh. I nearly had an "Annie's Mailbox" headline tonight that endorsed drug use by kids: "Kids can abuse prescription drugs"<p>That was caught.<p>Gatekeeper<p>-30-


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