Saturday, September 5, 2020


Check out today's front page of the Clarion-Ledger

Perhaps Editor Mary Irby-Jones should take a break from bragging about social justice and actually focus on doing the job of actual editing and proofing down in Hattiesburg. 


Simple Typo said...

She meant to pen: I am MF'ing Free.

Anonymous said...

let’s be honest. even the JFP wouldn’t mess up like that...

can someone send that to gannett corporate?

Anonymous said...

That's too m funny.

Rick Perry said...

I know how that goes!

"I can't. The third one, I can't. Sorry. Oops."

Anonymous said...

Calling the CL a rag is an insult to rags.

Anonymous said...

Now. You owe her an apology for pointing it out. I’m sure it was a setup.

Anonymous said...

All the mews fit to print.

Anonymous said...

In my 72 years of living I have never seen an error like this in a newspaper. How did it get get past the proof readers?

Anonymous said...

It's a vast right wing conspiracy, but what difference at this point does it make?

Anonymous said...

Maybe the M stands for miscarriage of justice as in the families if the four victims bring slapped in the face by the “republican” AG?

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

let’s be honest. even the JFP wouldn’t mess up like that...

Check first paragraph of most recent print edition, page 11.

Anonymous said...

Calling the CL is an insult to calling.

Al them mews fart tom pirmt.

Fixed m.

Anonymous said...

I told you before she is at her home in Heidelberg. She goes to Hattiesburg a couple times a month.

Anonymous said...

I will have to wait as I received my daily email from them informing me the delivery may be late.

StarRider said...

The Hattiesburg American has a long history of garbled headlines, when I was in high school (many years ago) one high school team blanked another, and the headline said "Shits Out" rather than "Shuts Out". One of the less intellectually gifted teachers at the insulted school then wrote a letter to the editor lambasting the American for the crude language in the sports section. Just carrying on the tradition here.

Anonymous said...

Many years ago, in the 1950s, the Jackson Daily News published weeklong coverage of the hunt for an escaped criminal. One afternoon it announced that sheriff's deputies were hunting the escapee, ",,,armed with rifles and shitguns." When it comes to typos, things can always get worse.

Just Us said...

I'm more concerned about justice being done. Was it or was it not? I have no idea and neither do any of you. But, seems to me there comes a time when it's sensible to stop with the prosecutions. Either he is innocent or he is guilty or the prosecutor has fucked up royally multiple times or pick two of the above. We will never know. I'm no Fitch fan but think she made the right call.

Anonymous said...

The Clerical Liar has been “phoning it in” for years... not surprised.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mary,

Keep up the Woke work! Punctuation and editing show "whiteness." Keep up the good work.

While you are at it, let's start reparations right here, right now. Charge all white people double for each paper. The subscription fee you keep and the extra will start the reparations tax.

Social justice also demands only black people be in pictures on the paper. Stop showing white pictures.

Stop giving praise to President Obama. He was half-white.

Anonymous said...

I am m willing to over look this mistake. I am m a person who knows mistakes happen. I am m not paying attention to detail.

Anonymous said...

" When it comes to typos, things can always get worse."

Sometimes the same applies to the photo editors.

I remember a Sear's catalog from the 70's.
In the men's underwear section, some dude modeling boxer shorts had the tip of his manhood hanging out. It got by the editors and went to print . . . millions of copies were shipped around the nation.

Naturally a customer "spotted it" within hours.

My parents would always bring this catalog out during those famous cocktail parties of that era.
Up to that point, my young eyes had never seen so many drunk "adults" laughing like that.

Such a simple era.
Everyone was easily amused back then.

But my parent's generation also referred to Tom Petty as just more ole "hippie music" and this new cable channel called HBO . . . as pornography.

I miss those days !

Anonymous said...

This is the first time I have seen the front page of the Clarion Ledger since I cancelled my subscription years ago after being a faithful reader for decades. Wow!

Anonymous said...

I went to JPS 1st thru 6 th. What’s the issue?

Anonymous said...

The CL is actually behind the curve on this...

Anyone notice the current trend...even in Newscasts & Reporters, Public Information Officers (PIOs) in many agencies...dropping the "T" sound in words. Example...many when pronouncing IMPORTANT say Impor-ant or CLINTON is Clin-on. They are removing the "T" sound & trying ro make the words a 2 syllable word.

Is this what's being taught in Schools now? I know several years ago, the University of Washington ??? began not grading grammar errors in any reports, any written was radical at the time, but progressive now. Here's the latest...


It’s led by Asao Inoue, a University of Washington-Tacoma professor, and the purpose is to pursue “antiracist ends” through writing assessments.

“We must rethink how we assess writing, if we want to address the racism,” Inoue wrote in his 2015 book “Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing for a Socially Just Future.”

University seminar teaches faculty not to judge ‘quality’ of writing when grading - January 2019

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