That’s a clown error, bro
Sam’s subject line was “That’s a clown error, bro.” Here’s what he wrote:
Dear Ms. Moyer,
I found an error on the bottom of page C1 of Thursday’s paper. The error was in the second paragraph of the article “Couple Robbed in Spotsy Motel.” The offending sentence said, “The couple told deputies that a heavyset man armed with a handgun and a thin woman entered their room.” That sentence could be misinterpreted to mean that the heavyset man was armed with the thin woman.
Sincerely, Sam Lichtman
Great catch. Great letter. I sent Sam a red pen.
I am still smiling, and not just at the idea of the heavyset man using a thin woman as a weapon.
It fills me with joy and hope to know that a 12-year-old reads the paper over breakfast.
Newspapers aren’t dead yet.