Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Forbes Doesn't Know the Difference Between Mexico and Paraguay

Even when the Text of the AP article makes it clear, even when Mexico hasn't beaten the US on neutral ground in a decade, even though Mexico and the US aren't even in the same group at the Copa Americas.

I imagine Forbes will fix this (though it has already been over 24 hours since the US lost to Paraguay, and they still have not fixed it).

Just to be safe, I've saved the image:


Muumuuman said...

maybe, like I used to think, forbes believes Paraguay refers to a pair-of-gay mexicans. That would indeed be a humbling loss for the US team

Paul Maidment said...

This story is an Associated Press story, as it clearly says, and carries the headline that came with it. We, like many sites, publish the AP wire as an automatic feed, untouched by Forbes.com editors. You can find this story, with the same inaccurate headline, all over the web, from the Orange County register, http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SOC_US_PARAGUAY?SITE=CAANR&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT, to Yahoo! News. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SOC_US_PARAGUAY?SITE=CAANR&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Paul Maidment, Editor, Forbes.com

Big Blue Monkey said...

I think we can agree the original fuck-up was with the AP, but shouldn't every media source be at least somewhat responsible for what they publish, on the web or otherwise?

The vagaries of the journalistic market being what they are, I guess there simply isn't room for copy editors any more.