Yet another gem from The Associated Press. You know, the experts who brought you The AP Stylebook.
In today’s reporting of the sale of Janis Joplin’s famous psychedelic Porsche, that stalwart of journalism renamed the legendary singer. Check out “Janice” in both headline and text.
Even more entertaining, their producer proudly tweeted his work, including the typo in both his screen shot and his own text.
What amazes me is how many other “news” sources pick up the story, as is, without editing. This includes large organizations such as MSN, where the above photos are from, and Yahoo! The Finger Lake Times even included the standard AP boilerplate.