The Union flubs its Page One feature on RL Crabb: “It takes a Grand Marshall” (sic)

“It takes a Grand Marshall,” The Union writes in a big headline on its front page today. I think you meant “Grand Marshal” with one “l.” And it comes just one day after The Union was criticized for persistent spelling errors, and the newspaper vowed to “continue working on that.” Here’s another from November. The Podunk Post!

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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.
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4 Responses to The Union flubs its Page One feature on RL Crabb: “It takes a Grand Marshall” (sic)

  1. jeffpelline says:

    And our Ph.D. friend George Rebane can’t get it right either. Rebane declares: “Bob Crabb, Mardi Gras Grand Marshall!” (sic) ROFLOL!

  2. jeffpelline says:

    I wonder if Crabb will do a cartoon? LOL.

  3. jeffpelline says:

    A troll comments on Todd’s blog: “Speaking of Facebook likes … Bob Crabb’s Facebook post with his union newspaper front page photo and story about being selected as the Mardi Gras parade Grand Marshal has 324 likes and 63 comments of congratulations so far.”

    Except that “Marshal” is misspelled in the giant front-page headline, one of the biggest blunders ever. “Welcome to Podunk Pines’!

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