Morning Oopsy: WaPo Spells Barry’s Name Wrong

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By Betsy Rothstein Comment

WaPo can be such a fair-weather friend when it comes to a certain ex-mayor. And so it was last week when the hometown daily couldn’t be bothered to look up the correct spelling of Marion Barry, the city’s colorful, twice-reelected, former mayor and now a councilman representing Ward 8. We know it’s hard, as most outlets are coping with a shortage of hands on deck. Still, most readers know that Barry is not Berry, and therefore, a glaring error even if it is only on a photo caption on page B5.

 

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