Waste of Paper or legitimate recall?

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Blog entry by California Urban Lumber posted 04-07-2009 11:33 PM 681 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

BYU recalled and trashed 18,000 copies of their school newspaper for a typo. Read more here.

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#1 posted 04-07-2009 11:51 PM

Considering the meaning of the word that was mis-spelled, “Apostle” and the word placed in the papers’ photo caption, “Apostate” which means someone who is disloyal or betrays their religion, etc. I’d say it would have offended the Mormons as the article says it might have. HOWEVER, what it doesn’t tell the reader, is what happened to those papers. It’s not a waste of paper totally, if it was recycled. Someone wasn’t doing their job as the editors (3 people missed it), that happens a lot with deadlines in papers anymore, because people in charge want the news out NOW, not always accurately.

Who knows for sure if it’s a waste or legitimate, when the article isn’t very complete, which is normal anymore for newspaper and so called news articles.

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#2 posted 04-08-2009 12:33 AM

I agree the typo was offensive. However, I’m wondering if they handled this the best possible way. If they had just let it be and issued a retraction/apology in the next issue, would that have solved the problem? It seems that someone was very panicked and made a hasty, and for that matter noisy, decision. I really don’t know how they should of handled the situation but someone should have worded the article better because saying they “trashed the paper” in today’s society caught the attention of the green community. Yikes!

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