I am no fan of the USA Today, unless it is as kindling or litter-box liner, but saw a copy in my office this morning. While having a coffee, I absentmindedly turned to page 2 of what they call their Sports section, and way down in the lower-left corner, I see this:
Corrections & Clarifications
A column Monday by Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press included a quote about slavery attributed to Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh denied the quote, and USA TODAY has not been able to verify its accuracy.
Look! It's unverified voracity [sic] incarnate!
So much right there that speaks to the current state of print journalism -- i.e., major suckage. The USA TODAY [love the all caps!] sports editors evidently don't love themselves their fact-checking, but not even for a Drew Sharp article?... Really?...
So, is it just me, or is this further evidence that print is turning into TS Eliot's Wasteland?
I am curious what the original Drew Sharp article said, but don't want to ruin my mood. Anyone care to dig up that link to share [*shudder*]?