Sunday, August 05, 2018

Fading Fast

Oh, Gray Lady. Your copy-desk massacre rears its ugly head again. I see FOUR correctable errors in this (nicely written) piece

Photo has temp bassist Abby Travis, not drummer Gina Schock; 

Schock joined BEFORE Kathy Valentine, so her joining didn't "eventually complete" the lineup; 

song is “This Town,” not “Our Town”; 

and the Germs bassist was named Lorna Doom, not Lorna Doone. 

Doesn’t anyone care about accuracy anymore?


They still didn't correct the timeline error, but it's a start. Here's hoping writer Evelyn McDonnell had a better copy editor for her upcoming book, "Women Who Rock: Bessie to Beyonc√©. Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl" -- she sure seems like she needs all the help she can get.

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