Some may know that blogger James Coe was threatened with legal action over pinching the NZ Herald masthead for his blog Editing The Herald, a blog dedicated to"getting angry at things printed in each day's New Zealand Herald".
Now another blog has popped up. It is Editing The Standard, by a guy called Burt, who can't spell. The Standard is a Labour- aligned blog.
But the Editing The Standard blog needs editing. Today's post was "Is Hide on his way to the Priveleges Committee". The title is very similar to a post at The Standard, apart from an extra word and the obvious error.
Yesterday's one was "Oh dear - Hyde the costs". It has at least five subbing errors in the post. It was the same title as a similar post at The Standard. But Burt, at Editing The Standard, didn't actually "edit" The Standard to spell Hide's name correctly, either.
If someone is to set up a blog specifically to be a critic of the editorial content of another blog, you think the first thing that person would do is to spell words correctly, especially the post titles, and put full stops at the end of sentences.
Labels: The Standard