The NY Times made a comical error in their latest tweet on a shooting in Arkansas, writing the violence occurred in “downtown Arkansas” as if states had downtowns.
The shooting is said to be related to gang violence, not terrorism, and took place in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas’s capital Saturday. Two have been arrested in connection with the incident, which happened at a nightclub and injured at least 17 but none fatally.
The Times’ error comes after they recently laid off 109 copy editors, whose job it is to catch these little mistakes. People aren’t letting them forget it on Twitter.
— Stephen Fleming (@StephenFleming) July 1, 2017
DOWNTOWN ARKANSAS DOWNTOWN ARKANSAS DOWNTOWN ARKANSAS DOWNTOWN ARKANSAS DOWNTOWN ARKANSAS DOWNTOWN ARKANSAS DOWNTOWN ARKANSAS DOWNTOWN ARKAN
— Matt Stevens (@gaslightingftw) July 1, 2017
😂😂 editing with such high standards @ #NYTimes
— SherriMutts4me (@mutts4me_sherri) July 1, 2017
“Downtown Arkansas”, . . . near the corner of Oklahoma and Texas!
— Brian O’Kelley (@BrianOKelley1) July 1, 2017
Arkansas is a state, and therefore doesn’t have a downtown. #journalism
— Ned Gavlick (@NedGavlick) July 1, 2017
“Downtown Arkansas”? Perhaps you should rethink the plan to eliminate copy editors?
— Ellen Goldlust (@EllenGoldlust) July 1, 2017
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