Aug 8 2008

In a front page article, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports this morning:

Having won the Republican primary, Overbey will win the office because there is no Democratic opposition.

I guess Independent Ira Lapides dropped out and I didn't hear about it.

I emailed KNS Editor Jack McElroy to ask about it, and now the online version of the story has been altered:

Having won the Republican primary, Overbey will face Independent Ira Lapides of Gatlinburg in the general election in November.

So are they going to send someone out to 150,000 homes with Sharpies to correct the print edition?

They really shouldn't do this. They should put an editor's note at the bottom explaining that the original article had an error that was corrected online and that the print edition still contains the error. I don't think it helps their credibility when the print edition doesn't agree with the online version and there's no explanation as to why.

(But yeah, Overbey will "probably" win.)

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