Silent Archimedes

Goof: CNN.com confuses Obama with Bush

Posted by silentarchimedes on May 5, 2009

The writing quality of online news websites is getting worse compared to print newspapers and magazines.This is a little understandable because of the instant rush to get it online first. However, usually if there is an obvious goof in print media, the respective paper or magazine will print a correction in the next issue. Online mistakes seem to be ignored and sometimes you wonder if an editor ever reads the articles before they are put online. One of the most obvious and pathetic goofs was on CNN.com on Saturday. On their front page, main article, the headline story has a picture of President Obama and Mexican President Calderon. The headline underneath it? “Bush, Calderon huddle over flu”

Are you kidding me?? How did this make it to the front page without someone catching the mistake. It took at least seven minutes before it was fixed. Either someone was playing a trick or that’s just pathetic editing.

CNN confuses Obama with Bush

CNN confuses Obama with Bush

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One Response to “Goof: CNN.com confuses Obama with Bush”

  1. I don’t know, maybe it was a Freudian slip? Most of Obama’s policies are in fully continuity with the Bush regime, so from a purely policy-based perspective I can understand the confusion.

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